Operation Christmas Child gears up in Gloucester

The collection location for Operation Christmas Child boxes in Gloucester County is Newington Baptist Church beginning Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Samaritan's Purse non-profit Christian humanitarian organization sponsors Operation Christmas Child to bring shoe boxes of toys, gifts and personal hygiene items to children around the world.

The collection of Operation Christmas Child boxes runs through Nov. 25. On Sunday, Nov. 24, the hours for dropping off boxes at the church is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., said a spokeswoman for the event.

For information call 804-693-3074 or email at mizlil@verizon.net.


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