Samaritan’s Purse said its local collection site for gift-filled shoe boxes Nov. 14-21 is Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Avenue, Merced.Volunteers can drop off their shoe box gifts to help kids in 100 countries, the organization said in a news release.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse. Donors can “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the Follow Your Box donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Operating hours in Merced: Monday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday noon - 5 p.m. Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Monday noon - 5 p.m.