Courtesy Samaritan's Purse'
From Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, Seaside will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
During the project’s National Collection Week, residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.
This year, the Portland area hopes to contribute more than 56,973 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children.