Two Mandarin Drop Off Locations Available for "Operation Christmas Child"
by Donny Mak
on Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at 1:00am.
By: Alan Aptheker
Christmas is less than 60 days away, so there is little time to waste for Mandarin residents, (or those across the city) who want to contribute to Operation Christmas Child (OCC). OCC asks contributors to fill shoe boxes with gifts for children overseas who are suffering from disease, famine, war, terrorism, and natural disaster. During National Collection week, November 14 and November 21, two designated Mandarin locations will serve as collection points.
Operation Christmas Child is part of the larger International Christian Relief Organization's Samaritan's Purse. Since 1993, OCC has collected and hand delivered more than 86 million shoe boxes to needy kids in 130 countries. Last year, 8.2 million shoe boxes were donated, and Northeast Florida's goal is to collect 28,000 boxes to help OCC's 2011 goal of 8.5 million.
Drop of Location info and times after the break...
The Mandarin drop off locations and hours between November 14 and November 21 are as follows:
Harvest Fellowship, 3844 Burnett Park Road:
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Monday, (November 21), 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Crowne Pointe Baptist Church, 10153 Old St. Augustine Road:
Monday 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Tuesday and Saturday, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Wednesday, 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 pm until 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Remember, the OCC national collections period is November 14 through 21, so it's time to get started filling those shoe boxes!
For more information on group participation for your business, school or community organization,visit www.samaritanspurse.org, or call 1-800-353-5949.