Operation Shoe Box collection set for next week in Carrollton

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First Baptist Church in Carrollton is again organizing Operation Christmas Child Shoebox locally, as part of the world’s largest Christmas project of it’s kind.

Organizers say the shoeboxes demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children in 88 different countries, including the Unites States. Last year they were able to reach 92.8 million children around the globe.

Shoe boxes may be filled with school supplies, small toys, clothing items such as underwear, T-shirts, flip flops, gloves, fun hats, washcloths and soap, tooth paste and tooth brushes and other hygiene items, ball gloves, sunglasses, puzzles, jewelry, crayons and coloring books, etc.

First Baptist Church, 401 Highland Ave., Carrollton, will serve as the collection site Nov. 18-25. Times and dates are from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 21; 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 22; 4-6 p.m., Sturday, Nov. 23; and 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Anyone needing a shoe box or more information can call First Baptist Church (502) 732-4396 or (502) 643-8239.