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Attend meetings to learn about Operation Christmas Child

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  • Two of the children who have received gift boxes through Operation Christmas Child.

      Two of the children who have received gift boxes through Operation Christmas Child.
    Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse and Demoss National

  • Doug Leafblad of Gurnee loads shoe boxes from an OCC Packing Party in 2011 for transport to the drop-off location at Crossroads Church in Grayslake.

      Doug Leafblad of Gurnee loads shoe boxes from an OCC Packing Party in 2011 for transport to the drop-off location at Crossroads Church in Grayslake.
    Courtesy of Operation Christmas Child

 
Submitted by Operation Christmas Child

Local residents are invited to join others throughout Chicagoland for a time to hear about the impact simple gift-filled shoe boxes have had on children of the world who are hurting.

The largest Christmas project for children of its kind, Operation Christmas Child is counting down to National Collection Week, when completed shoe boxes will be dropped off to collection sites all over Chicagoland.

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Individuals, church leaders, and company and community project leaders are all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for information, contact OCC Area Coordinator Connie Pfeifer at (847) 362-1569 or For information on Operation Christmas Child, visit ">timorcon@comcast.net;mailto:timorcon@comcast.net[/URL].

Operation Christmas Child information events are scheduled for 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Immanuel Church, 2300 Dilleys Road, Gurneewww.samaritanspurse.org/occ;http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ[URL]. National Collection Week is Nov. 12-19. [/URL]

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