Operation Christmas Child collecting donations for gift boxes to be delivered all around the world

Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 5:16 PM CST
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Correction: The location of the drop-off spot and dates have been corrected.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A Christian humanitarian aid organization has been collecting donations this week to pack shoeboxes with gifts that will go to children in need around the globe.

Operation Christmas Child, organized by Samaritan’s Purse began its national collection week on Nov. 14 with the Sioux Falls drop-off location located at First Evangelical Free Church.

Through Operation Christmas Child, kids in more than 100 countries receive colorfully wrapped shoeboxes filled with gifts, hygiene items, school supplies, and notes of encouragement.

The drop-off will be open on Sun, Nov. 19 from noon to 4:00 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child and find a list of accepted donations, visit SamaritansPurse.org.