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Hosanna! Lutheran Church to act as a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child

ST. CHARLES – Hosanna! Lutheran Church is once again a regional drop-off site this year for the international Operation Christmas Child.

This project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org, has collected and hand-delivered more than 100 million shoe box gifts to kids in more than 130 countries since 1993.

Shoe boxes filled with age-appropriate small gifts can be dropped off at Hosanna! starting Nov.13. Hours for the drop-off are: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 14; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16; 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17; 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18; and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Gift selections to put in the shoe boxes include small toys, school supplies, hygiene items (no candy or toothpaste) and a special note of encouragement.

A suggested donation of $8 is encouraged to help cover the shipping cost.

For more information, contact the church office at 630-584-6434, email welcome@hosannachurch.com or visit the website at www.hosannachurch.com and follow Hosanna! on Instagram and Facebook. Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road near St. Charles.

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