As of Wednesday, November 1, 2017
HARPSTER ALACCA Bible Camp, 101 China Garden Road, is a drop-off for Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox program through the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.
Drop-off days are 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18; 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17; 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19; and Nov. 20, 8 to 10 a.m.
Shoeboxes with small toys, candy and clothes are sent, along with the gospel of Jesus Christ in their language, to children throughout the world.
For information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 253-572-1155 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.