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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 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

Operation Christmas Child
Monday, Nov 16 Ð Monday, Nov 23

Collection Hours:
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

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