Local volunteers to collect gifts for children in need

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This month, six locations in the Tri-County Area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many tri-county area residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items like a doll or soccer ball, other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

 “Through the simple act of filling a shoebox, someone in the tri-county area can make a tangible difference in the life of a child halfway around the world. Anyone can participate and bring joy to a child facing difficult circumstances,” said Trenton volunteer Meredith Webber, who has participated in Operation Christmas Child for many years.

 During National Collection Week, Nov. 16 – 23, tri-county area residents hope to contribute more than 23,000 gift-filled shoeboxes to the 2015 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

Tri-County Area collection sites:

•Trenton Collection Center

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