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Making a global impact: Operation Christmas Child

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This month, sites in the Roswell area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Roswell families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Roswell-area residents hope to collect more than 6,400 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact,” said Regional Director Paul Fischbach. “We see all ages getting involved — and more and more every year.”

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The local collection site is Grace Community Church, 935 W Mescalero Rd. Times are Monday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.