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Operation Christmas Child collects donations

The organization is accepting shoebox gift donations at 10 Northland locations.

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Maranatha Academy students Julia Adams, from left, Grace VanderMeiden and Ashley Brown stack up shoeboxes full of gifts for children in need at the Superior school in 2017. Maria Lockwood / File / Superior Telegram
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Operation Christmas Child is accepting shoebox gift donations through Nov. 22 at the following Northland drop-off sites:

  • Mount of Olives Baptist Church, 1500 Swan Lake Road, Duluth.
  • Grace Church, 601 14th St., Cloquet.
  • Rock Hill Youth Building, 603 Faxon St., Superior.
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church, 93 Midway Drive, Virginia.
  • Hibbing Alliance Church, 4220 Third Ave. W., Hibbing.
  • Palisade Baptist Church, 5486 Highway 61, Silver Bay.
  • Grand Rapids Alliance Church, 600 SE 17th St., Grand Rapids.
  • New Life Church of Aitkin, 11 First St. SW, Aitkin.
  • Moose Lake Covenant Church, 700 Fifth St., Moose Lake.
  • Grace Bible Fellowship, 73605 State Highway 13, Washburn.

Shoeboxes filled with gifts that are labeled with the age group and gender the gifts are for, plus a $9 donation per box, will be accepted. Gifts can include toys, hygiene items and school supplies.
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, has collected and delivered more than 188 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories since 1993.

More information about how to pack a donation box and drop-off times for specific locations can be found at samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child .

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