The national collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 13-20. Operation Christmas Child is an effort to collect shoebox gifts that then delivers them to children in need. Organizers in Salt Lake and Davis counties are hoping to put together more than 25,000 shoeboxes. Shoebox gifts include school supplies, small toys and hygiene items, according to press materials.
Several area churches are drop-off locations, including Calvary Chapel, 460 W. Century Drive, and Calvary Thrift Store, 3245 W. 7800 South, West Jordan; Sonrise Baptist Church, 3550 W. 4400 West, West Valley City; Good Shepherd Fellowship, 69 N. 400 East, Bountiful; Hidden Valley Presbyterian, 12883 S. 1300 East, Draper; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 13249 S. Redwood Road, Riverton; Community United Methodist Church, 163 W. 4800 South, Odgen; Living Faith Church, 1280 Wall Ave., Ogden; Provo First Baptist Church, 1144 Columbia Lane, Provo, and Mountain View Fellowship, 271 N. 600 West, Heber City.
For information on putting together a shoebox, whether physical or online, and other drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child, see samaritanspurse.org/occ.
A portion of the Utah Grizzlies Hockey game on Nov. 17 will go to Operation Christmas Child, and the game will be a drop-off location for shoeboxes that night. For tickets and information, see calvaryslc.org/occgrizzlies.