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Columbus area volunteers announce collection sites for global Christmas project

Morning shoebox distribution through Jesus Loves You Church in Thmey village, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia. (Courtesy: Samaritan's Purse)

Several church organizations in Columbus announced collection times for Operation Christmas Child.

During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13-20, Columbus area residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys for children in need across the globe.

Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine.

This year, Columbus area residents hope to contribute more than 52,000 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children. A significant milestone will be reached this season as the Columbus-area residents will help surpass 500,000 shoebox gifts since the team formed in 2003.

"We are honored to join the nationwide effort to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for children who may have never experienced the true meaning of Christmas," said volunteer Todd Lotz, who has participated in Operation Christmas Child since 2012. "Through these simple gifts and a message of hope, children learn that God loves them and has not forgotten them."

The locations participating can be found here:

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run

3500 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. 3 p.m.

New Song Community Church

13873 National Road SW
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

Westside Freewill Baptist Church

3261 Fisher Road
Columbus, OH 43204

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Gateway Community Church

8794 Big Bear Avenue
Powell, OH 43065

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m. 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.

Grove City Vineyard Christian Fellowship

3005 Holt Road
Grove City, OH 43123

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. 11 a.m.

Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church

701 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

Back Pain Relief Ohio

383 W Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Community Church

161 Myrtle Avenue
Newark, OH 43055

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

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