November 10, 2015 > Fremont opens collection site for Operation Christmas Child
Fremont opens collection site for Operation Christmas Child
Submitted By Laurie Lauletta-Boshart
This month, Tri-City Chinese Baptist Church in Fremont, will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas ChildÑthe worldÕs largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual SamaritanÕs Purse project is a favorite of many Fremont 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 or other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
During National Collection Week, November 16 Ð 23, anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas at Tri-City Chinese Baptist Church. Fremont residents hope to contribute hundreds of shoebox gifts to the 2015 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of SamaritanÕs Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, a gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
With a computer or mobile device, anyone can conveniently pack a personalized Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift on the SamaritanÕs Purse website. Go to samaritanspurse.org/occ to select toys and gift items, write a note of encouragement and ÒpackÓ them in a shoebox. These gifts of hope will go to children in some of the hardest-to-reach countries.
Using special tracking technology, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world their gift is delivered by using the donation form found at samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Operation Christmas Child
Monday, Nov 16 Ð Monday, Nov 23
Monday, Nov 16, 4 p.m. Ð 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 9 a.m. Ð 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 8 a.m. Ð 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov 19, 11 p.m. Ð 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov 20, 3 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 21, 10 a.m. Ð 12 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 22, 1 p.m. Ð 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov 23, 9 a.m. Ð 11 a.m.
Tri-City Chinese Baptist Church
38075 Mission Blvd, Fremont
1-(916) 792-6002 / (510) 675-7869