North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford will begin collecting Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts during National Collection Week Nov. 18-25 as part of the Samaritan’s Purse project.

During the week, this site will collect shoebox donations, filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items, for children living in poverty overseas. Volunteers hope to collect more than 12,000 to to be contributed to Operation Christmas Child.

North Side Baptist is at 910 N. Main St. in Weatherford. The office is open Nov. 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon and Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on how to participate, visit . Those interested can also donate $9 per shoebox online. You can also shop online at to select gifts to match a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox with a photo and/or note.

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