Local Families Make a Global Impact Through Operation Christmas Child

Schools and churches in the Fort Lauderdale area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Fort Lauderdale families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Fort Lauderdale-area residents hope to collect more than 38,500 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact,” said Regional Director Anita Burns. “We see all ages getting involved –and more and more every year.”

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AREA COLLECTION SITES:

Boynton Beach, FL – Lake Worth Christian School
7592 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach FL 33426-9320

Mon, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Boynton Beach, FL – Boynton Beach Community Church
9515 Boynton Beach Boulevard
Boynton Beach FL 33472-4435

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Boca Raton, FL – Grace Community Church
600 W Camino Real
Boca Raton FL 33486-5523

Mon, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Calvary Chapel – Annex Building
2701 W Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale FL 33309-1828

Mon, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Boca Raton, FL – Spanish River Church
2400 NW 51st Street
Boca Raton FL 33431-8403

Mon, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pompano Beach, FL – Grace Church
501 NE 48th Street
Pompano Beach FL 33064-4003

Mon, Nov. 18: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 407-273-6112, 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.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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