The River Christian Community Church in Oakdale will once again be the collection point for the local Operation Christmas Child effort.
National Collection Week is scheduled from Monday, Nov. 16 through Monday, Nov. 23 with different hours available for drop-off of the shoeboxes. The operation, through Samaritan’s Purse, provides small gifts, toiletries, and more for youngsters in over 150 countries. You can pick the age and gender of the child you wish to provide a shoebox for; suggestions for items to include are available online at the Operation Christmas Child website. The shoeboxes can be picked up at the church, 1351 E. G St., Oakdale, so you can pack them and bring them back to the church during the upcoming collection week.
In this area, in addition to Oakdale, there are collection sites in Escalon, Modesto, Manteca, Ceres, Patterson, Tracy, Waterford, Stockton, Copperopolis and Turlock.
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