County has Operation Christmas Child locations


XENIA — Sites throughout Greene County will be among 5,000 US drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week Nov. 12-19.

Area families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches to deliver these items 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.

This year, Xenia and county residents hope to collect more than 43,000 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

Xenia Community Center, 1265 W. Second St.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Thursday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 16, Monday, Nov. 19

2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 14

5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Thursday, Nov. 15

9 a.m. to noon – Saturday, Nov. 17

1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Cedarville Grace Baptist Church, 109 N. Main St.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16

2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

8-10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19

Jamestown Shawnee Hills Baptist Church, 3490 Jasper Road

5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Friday, Nov. 16

9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 13

6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14

9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 15

2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

9-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19

Beavercreek Patterson Park Church, 3655 E. Patterson Road.

12-6 p.m. Monday through Sunday, Nov. 12-18

12-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19

Fairborn Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway Drive.

9 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 16, Monday, Nov. 19

4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 16, Sunday, Nov. 18

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Thursday, Nov. 15

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17