Local Families Make Global Impact Through Operation Christmas Child


GREENWOOD, Arkansas, 18, 2018—This month, sites in the Greenwood 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. 12-19.


Greenwood families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love 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, Greenwood-area residents hope to collect more than 8,205 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children.


“We are honored to be linking arms with our community to help children around the world experience the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director Todd Edwards, “These simple gifts show God’s love to children facing difficult circumstances.”


LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:


Fort Smith, AR - Central Christian Church


400 N Waldron Road


Fort Smith AR 72903-1464


Mon, Nov. 12: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Greenwood, AR - First Assembly of God


725 Park Drive


Greenwood AR 72936


Mon, Nov. 12: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Tue, Nov. 13: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Thu, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Branch, AR - Branch First Baptist Church


21 Williams Street


Branch AR 72928


Mon, Nov. 12: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Waldron, AR - First Baptist Church


57 W 6th Street


Waldron AR 72958-0247


Mon, Nov. 12: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Tue, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Wed, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Thu, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Fri, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Sat, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Sun, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Mon, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Clarksville, AR - First Baptist Church


924 S Crawford Street


Clarksville AR 72830-4013


Mon, Nov. 12: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Cove, AR - Cove First Baptist Church


114 N Middle Street


Cove AR 71937


Mon, Nov. 12: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 12: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mount Ida, AR - Lake Ouachita Baptist Church


3586 Highway 270 E


Mount Ida AR 71957-8094


Mon, Nov. 12: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tue, Nov. 13: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Wed, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Thu, Nov. 15: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Fri, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Sun, Nov. 18: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


For additional drop-off locations visit our drop-off locator online.


For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (615) 962-7145, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.


Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.