Operation Christmas Child Collection this week at NOBTS


Pack a shoebox and make a child somewhere in the world smile this Christmas. Operation Christmas Child, operated by Samaritan’s Purse, will make sure your gift arrives on time.

The HSC Student Center is a collection center for the New Orleans Area. Bring your unwrapped shoebox of age-appropriate gifts to the center this week. The hours are Nov. 16-21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The final day is Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choose any standard size shoebox and fill with gifts for a specific age and gender. The choices are: girl, ages 2-4;  5- 9, or 10-14 years old; boy, ages 2-4; 5-9, or 10-14 years old.

Gift ideas include toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, clothing accessories, and crafts. A complete list of gift ideas is available at www.samaritanspurse.org.

Labels are provided at the Operation Christmas Child table in HSC.