The Atlanta area team of Operation Christmas Child will kick off its Operation Christmas Child event on Aug. 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in preparation for this year’s National Collection Week, held Nov. 12-19.
Last year, more than 7,000 gift-filled shoeboxes were collection by churches, schools, and civic organizations, in just the Dunwoody area alone as part of a worldwide effort by Operation Christmas Child to offer hope and healing to hurting children around the world. In 2011, more than 8.6 million gifts were delivered in over 120 countries around the world.
Business consultant and year-round Operation Christmas Child volunteer Yvonne Long has already begun packing gifts in a personal mission to support the Atlanta team’s goal of collecting 45,000 shoeboxes this year.
Those interested in leading an organization in packing shoe boxes for 2012 are invited to attend the kick off event.
The event will be at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta on 4400 N. Peachtree Road.
To learn more, please contact the Southeast Regional office at 770-777-9342 or visit samaritanspurse.org.