Next week: Clarkesville families help give 9 million needy kids a reason to be thankful this holiday season.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

Samaritan’s Purse
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 04:54 PM.

CLARKESVILLE — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Clarkesville families, businesses, schools and churches are putting their gratitude in action and celebrating their blessings by giving back. Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining tens of thousands of people across the U.S. to fill empty shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world.

Next week, Clarkesville families, businesses, schools and churches are putting their thankful hearts to good use and giving back. They’re joining millions of people across the U.S. to fill shoe boxes with gifts for 9.1 million suffering children around the world.

Four collection sites in the Central Panhandle-area (see busiest below), will be bustling with activity as 12,000 colorfully wrapped shoe box gifts are dropped off by residents. Hundreds of local volunteers will be working hard, packing and transporting the boxes to the next stop on their journey to a child in need.  

Local drop-offs and times:

Poplar Head Baptist Church

19118 NW State Road 73, Clarksville, Fla., 32430

Mon - Nov 12-Sat - Nov 17: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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