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An amazing senior from Allen, TX, loving referred to as The Chicken Lady, turned 80 years young this year.  She dreamed of a God-size goal to pack 1,000 shoeboxes in 2022 for Operation Christmas Child.  With the help of her husband and many Chicken Lady friends, the goal was met and exceeded well before National Collection Week. 

Soon, more than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Even now, volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14 ­– 21.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts—filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys—to children worldwide since 1993. Anyone can pack a shoebox! In 2022, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children this year alone.

Individuals, families, and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.

“Now more than ever, children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”

You can find the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation to drop off your shoebox gifts. The online lookup tool is searchable by City or ZIP code. In addition, here are four local Drop Off Locations:

Plano, TX – CityBridge  Community Church        Allen, TX - Cottonwood Creek Church

6400 K Ave Plano, TX 75074                                1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway Allen, TX 75013

Mon,  Nov 14:  11 AM  –  2 PM                                Mon,  Nov 14:  11 AM  –   5 PM

Tue,   Nov 15:   4 PM  –   7 PM                                Tue,   Nov 15:  11 AM  –   5 PM

Wed,  Nov 16: 10 AM  –   1 PM                                Wed, Nov 16:  11 AM  –   5 PM

Thu,   Nov 17:   4 PM  –   7 PM                                Thu,  Nov 17:  11 AM  –   5 PM

Fri,     Nov 18:   5 PM  –   8 PM                                Fri,    Nov 18:  11 AM  –   5 PM

Sat,    Nov 19: 10 AM  –   1 PM                                Sat,   Nov 19:   9 AM  – 12 PM

Sun,   Nov 20:   2 PM  –   5 PM                                Sun,  Nov 20:   9 PM  –   1 PM

Mon,  Nov 21:   9 AM  – 11 AM                               Mon,  Nov 21:   9 AM  –   5 PM

 

Wylie, TX – The Cross Church                      Plano, TX – Parkway Hills Baptist Church

100 N 1st St  Wylie, TX 75098                     2700 Dallas Parkway  Plano, TX 75093

Mon,  Nov 14:   4 PM  –  7 PM                        Mon,  Nov 14:       3 PM  –    6 PM

Tue,   Nov 15:   4 PM  –  7 PM                        Tue,   Nov 15:  9:30 AM  – 1:30 PM

Wed,  Nov 16:   4 PM  –  7 PM                        Wed, Nov 16:       3 PM  –     7 PM

Thu,   Nov 17:   4 PM  –  7 PM                        Thu,  Nov 17:  9:30 AM  – 1:30 PM

Fri,     Nov 18:   4 PM  –  7 PM                        Fri,    Nov 18:    10 AM  –   12 PM

Sat,    Nov 19: 11 AM  –  7 PM                        Sat,   Nov 19:    10 AM  –   12 PM

Sun,   Nov 20:   9 AM  –  3 PM                        Sun,  Nov 20:    12 PM  –     2 PM

Mon,  Nov 21:  12 AM  –  7 PM                        Mon,  Nov 21:   10 AM  –   12 PM


Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeks 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 198 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 170 countries and territories. This year, Operation Christmas Child will collect its 200-millionth shoebox!  One of the Chicken Lady’s boxes could be the 200-millionth or just maybe your shoebox gift!

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