Shoebox ministry brings Christmas cheer

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike Countians can be a part of a worldwide ministry that brings the joy of Christmas to thousands of children who would have no Christmas if it were not for the simple gifts tucked inside a box.Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love, said Linda Adams, administration assistant of Salem-Troy Baptist Association, which is a collection center for Pike County and the surrounding area.As of Monday afternoon, Adams said the number of shoe boxes is running ahead of last year’s collections. Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Shoebox ministry brings Christmas cheer Collection times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday; 8 a.m. To noon on Friday; 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday; and 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday.“We encourage anyone who would like to pack a shoe box gift for Operation Christmas Child to do so,” Adams said. “This is a worldwide project so there are many children who can be served.”The shoe boxes should be designated boy or girl and also by the age appropriateness. Suggested items include toys, toothpaste, toothbrushes, school supplies, hard candy, t-shirts, socks, coloring books, crayons, caps, sunglasses, jewelry and other similar items.Do not include used items, war-related items, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items or aerosol cans. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “We’ve already collected more than 1,500 shoe boxes, so it’s possible that we can top the 3,000 shoe boxes that were collected here in Pike County for Operation Christmas Child last year,” Adams said.Many churches are participating in the 2008 Operation Christmas Child project, as well as individuals who want to open their hearts to children in need this Christmas season.“There’s still plenty of time to pack a shoe box,” Adams said. “We’ll continue collecting shoe boxes through Sunday, Nov. 23, and the boxes will be delivered to Montgomery on Monday, Nov. 24. From there, they will be trucked to a warehouse in Atlanta to be shipped to children around the world. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content You Might Like ‘Lesson’ continues at Troy The Troy University Theater production of “A Lesson Before Dying” will begin its second week of performances tonight at the… read more Book Nook to reopen Email the author Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:12 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Each shoe box should include an envelope with a donation of $7 to help cover shipping and other project costs. A note to the child or a family photo may be included in a separate envelope.A rubber band should be placed around each closed shoe box.The boxes should be delivered this week to the Salem-Troy Baptist Association during collection hours.Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which is led by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more