Local families make global impact through Operation Christmas Child
Last updated 11/13/2019 at 6:11pm
Sites in the Mukilteo area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.
Families, churches, and groups are busy transforming empty shoe boxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. This year, Mukilteo-area residents hope to collect more than 12531 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.
The Samaritan's Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
"I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact," Regional Directior Nathan Jansen said. "We see all ages getting involved –and more and more every year."
Area collection sites:
- Central Faith Church in Snohomish, 825 Avenue D
- Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, 6905 172nd St. NE
- Calvary Chapel in Lake Stevens, 9428 4th St. SE
- New Hope Fellowship in Monroe, 1012 W Main St.
- South Whidbey Assembly of God in Langley, 5373 Maxwelton Rd.
- City Calvary Chapel in Seattle, 15211 15th Ave. NE