Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

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GREENWOOD, AR  —On November 14th, more than 500 empty shoeboxes will be transformed into gifts of hope as part of Greenwood’s packing party aimed to help children in need around the world. Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, will deliver the shoeboxes—filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items—to children in need.

“It is amazing to be a part of a community that understands the power of giving. We are so excited to host a party to prepare shoebox gifts that will send a message of hope and love to children around the world. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received,” said Ursula Carter, event organizer.

The party, to be held at 1720 W Center St., in the JFW Activity Building on Saturday, November 14th beginning at 1:00 p.m., is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to experience the joy of giving. To RSVP or donate to the event, email ucarter@greenwoodfirst.com. Greenwood hopes to pack 500 gifts to contribute to the expected 1000 shoebox gifts collected this year in Greenwood

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 479.996.6030, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is 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 168 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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