Operation Christmas Child collects boxes Nov. 12 to 18
Groups and individuals are invited to drop off Operation Christmas Child boxes for Samaritan’s Purse worldwide distribution from Nov. 12 to 18, at the regional collection site at Canton First Baptist Church at 74 Academy St. in Canton, or at First Presbyterian Church at 305 N. Main St. in Waynesville.
Call 648-2367 for information and drop off times at First Baptist or call 456-3243 for times at First Baptist. For instructions on how to pack a box and a label it, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/pdf/PackABoxwithLabels.pdf.
Bill and Becky Jarrell, of Waynesville, are the coordinators of Operation Chrismas Child in Haywood County. The Jarrells have been packing Christmas shoeboxes since 1997, soon after the program was launched by Franklin Graham.