Operation Christmas Child sites coming to Central KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Operation Christmas Child says it will soon open collection sites in Lexington and surrounding cities. Organizers say it’s the “world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.” It says the annual Samaritan’s Purse project helps spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with a “Wow!” item, such as a doll, soccer ball, other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

Organizers say during National Collection Week, Nov. 16 – 23, Lexington and surrounding communities hope to contribute more than 30,007 gift-filled shoeboxes to the 2015 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

Operation Christmas Child says you can also pack a shoebox gift on the Samaritan’s Purse website. Click here to select toys and gift items, write a note of encouragement and “pack” them in a shoebox. The non-profit says special tracking technology also allows you to follow your box throughout the world to see where the gift is delivered. The donation form can be found here.
LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:

Lexington, KY – Porter Memorial Baptist Church
4300 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40515

Mon, Nov. 16: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Berea, KY – Westside Baptist Church
699 Prince Royal Drive
Berea, KY 40403

Mon, Nov. 16: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cynthiana, KY – First Church of God
401 N Main Street
Cynthiana, KY 41031

Mon, Nov. 16: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Frankfort, KY – East Frankfort Baptist Church
457 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Mon, Nov. 16: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Georgetown, KY – Victory Life Church
1141 Lexington Road
Georgetown, KY 40324

Mon, Nov. 16: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lexington, KY – Consolidated Baptist Church
1625 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505

Mon, Nov. 16: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Lexington, KY – Porter Memorial Baptist Church
4300 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40515

Mon, Nov. 16: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Paris, KY – First Baptist Church Activity Center
916 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361

Mon, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Richmond, KY – First United Methodist Church
401 W Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Mon, Nov. 16: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Nicholasville, KY – Nicholasville Baptist Church
131 S Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Mon, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Versailles, KY – First Christian Church
160 Lexington Street
Versailles, KY 40383

Mon, Nov. 16: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Winchester, KY – First Baptist Church
37 N Highland Street
Winchester, KY 40391

Mon, Nov. 16: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 18: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 19: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Hours subject to change. A full list of area collection locations can be found online.

 

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