• Special to the Daily Leader
Operation Christmas Child collection week is Nov. 14-21. OCC is an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, one of the many ministries of Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham.
Shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene products, candy and toys are sent all around the world and given to needy children living in poverty and war-torn countries.
The community is invited to participate.
To fill a shoe box:
o Use a standard size shoe box or a small Rubber Maid container
o Decide to fill a box for a boy or a girl (age ranges from 3-6, 7-9, 10-13)
o Fill the box with hygiene items, candy, school supplies, and toys (Please do not include war related toys, rubber snakes, chocolate, tootsie rolls, liquids or vitamins)
o If you wrap the box, please wrap the lid separately.
o Include $7 to cover shipping.
(Two or more boxes only need one check made out to “Samaritan’s Purse.”)
o Affix a girl or boy label to the end of the box.
o Place two rubber bands around the box.
o Drop off the shoe box at the First Southern Baptist Church, 620 N. Western Ave., in Liberal.
Show a hurting child that someone in the world cares for them with, “The power of a simple gift.”
Drop off dates and times :
First Southern Baptist Church
o 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
o Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
o Noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday