Operation Christmas Child

<p>Operation Christmas Child</p>

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child plans to send out its 100-millionth box to a needy child this holiday season, and you can help reach that goal.

Today the drop off sites begin collecting shoe boxes full of gifts and treats for children in third world countries.  The headquarters in our area is at Bethel Church in Richland.  Volunteers hope to collect more than 12,000 boxes from our community alone.

Anyone can fill a shoebox for a needy child.  Small items like toothbrushes, a stuffed animal or crayons can be a very big deal for a child who has nothing.

You have from now until next Monday, November 19th, to drop off your shoebox.  For a full list of drop off locations and times in the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley please log on to: