Bridge is Shoebox drop-off


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SUNBURY, Ohio, October 25, 2018— Starting November 12th, The Bridge in Sunbury will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

Sunbury-area families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts of hope filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Sunbury-area residents hope to collect hundreds of shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

“We have an opportunity here in Sunbury to make a life-changing impact on children across the world,” said volunteer Linda Rohr, who is leading efforts with Operation Christmas Child for the first time. “These simple shoebox gifts remind children that God loves them, and they are not forgotten.”

The Bridge Sunbury

12259 N Old 3C Road

Sunbury, OH 43074

OPERATING HOURS:

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 12-13, 10 a.m.–noon

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6–8 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17, 10 a.m.–noon

Sunday, Nov. 18, 4–6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19, 9–11 a.m.

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Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2018—This month, sites in the Delaware area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

This year, Delaware-area residents hope to collect more than 17,518 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“We are honored to be linking arms with our community to help children around the world experience the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director David Zimmerman, “These simple gifts show God’s love to children facing difficult circumstances.”

Local Collection Sites:

Marysville, OH- Marysville Grace

17240 Amrine Wood

Marysville OH 43040

Mon, Nov. 12: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Richwood, OH – Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends Church

10950 Fulton Creek Road

Richwood OH 43344-9239

Mon, Nov. 12: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Delaware, OH – Delaware Bible Church

45 Belle Avenue

Delaware OH 43015-2630

Mon, Nov. 12: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Wed, Nov. 14: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fri, Nov. 16: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Powell, OH – Gateway Community Church

8794 Big Bear Avenue

Powell OH 43065-1555

Mon, Nov. 12: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hilliard, OH – Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run

3500 Mill Run Drive

Hilliard OH 43026-7770

Mon, Nov. 12: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Grove City, OH – Grove City Vineyard Christian Fellowship

3005 Holt Road

Grove City OH 43123-9010

Mon, Nov. 12: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

London, OH – Faith Assembly Worship Center

2600 US Highway 40 NE

London OH 43140-9518

Mon, Nov. 12: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Orient, OH – Southpoint Church

4965 Southern Point Boulevard

Orient OH 43146-9248

Mon, Nov. 12: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Mon, Nov. 12: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tue, Nov. 13: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Wed, Nov. 14: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thu, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fri, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 18: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For additional drop-off locations visit our drop-off locator online.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 937-374-0761, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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