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Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is Nov. 12-17 in P.E.I.

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child logo
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child logo

Islanders are reminded that the deadline is approaching to take part in the Operation Christmas Child Collection.

A project of the Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and development organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970, it brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations world-wide through gift-filled shoe boxes and the message of God’s unconditional love. It has had an impact on more than 157 million children in 160 countries since 1993.

Shoeboxes and brochures (with labels and instructions) are available, and full boxes can be returned at the following locations:

In Charlottetown at Proude’s Shoes (161 St. Peter’s Rd.), Kwik Kopy Printing (91 Euston St.), and the Provincial Credit Union (281 University Ave.) during their regular business hours.

Grace Baptist Church, 50 Kirkdale, Charlottetown (for hours, call 902-314-0616).

Church of the Nazarene, 156 Fitzroy St., Summerside (for hours, call 902-954-0524)

Church of Christ, 513 Main St., Montague (for hours, call 902-969-5181)

Other locations are the Christian Church, 371 Trans-Canada Highway, Cornwall, and the Alberton Baptist Church, 327 Church St. Shoeboxes and brochures are also available in Stratford at the Stratford Esso at 2 Stratford Rd., in Charlottetown at the Price Marts, and Islandwide at Great Canadian Dollar Stores.

Collection week is Nov. 12-17.

Suggested shoebox items:

Basic hygiene supplies (tooth brush, comb, wash cloth, soap, hair clips, etc.)

School supplies (pens, pencils, ruler, safety scissors, paper pads/spiral notebooks, crayons, markers, solar calculator, glue stick, etc.)

Small clothing articles (sun hat, T-shirt, socks, flip-flops, warm items for Ukraine boxes)

Toys (stuffed animals, small games, small cars/trucks/airplanes, picture book, coloring book, puzzles, marbles, balls, play dough, jump rope, small paint set, costume jewelry, etc.)

Other personal items (sun glasses, flash light and extra batteries, sewing kits, small tools, hair ribbons, etc.)

Also enclose $10 for each shoebox to cover postage and handling

For more information, contact Christina Lehmann, clehmann@eastlink.ca or 902-314-0616.

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