Local churches are seeking donations for the annual Operation Christmas Child project.
Founded in 1993 by the organization Samaritan’s Purse, the project delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in some 130 countries, according to a news release.
To participate, fill a shoebox with small gifts including school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and a letter of encouragement. Packing instructions and tracking information are available at www .samaritanspurse.org.
Drop off the shoebox at one of the locations below by Monday:
• New Hope Church, Bend; 9:30 a.m.-noon today, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday
• Sisters Community Church; 9-10 a.m. today, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, 8-9 a.m. Monday
• Church of the Nazarene, Prineville; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon Monday.
Contact: 253-572-1155 or www.samaritans purse.org.
— From staff reports