Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

With holiday supplies  covering the store shelves individuals, families, churches and groups in and around Northern Kentucky are working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

Through local collection points residents hope to contribute more than 22,200 gift-filled shoeboxes to the 2014 global goal of reaching 10 million children in need as part of the Northern Kentucky Area Team, comprising seven counties including Pendleton County during National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24.

Local collection points include Butler Baptist Church, 107 Peoples Street, Butler, KY 41006 and Knoxville Baptist Church, 110 E. Fairview Road, Williamstown, KY 41097.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, please call 859-653-2575 or visit samaritanspurse.org on the internet.