Operation Christmas Child is underway in the Delta with churches gathering boxes and getting them to drop-off locations.
Drop-off locations can be found in Batesville, Clarksdale, Pope, Sumner and Water Valley.
Area drop off leader Laura Fraize has distributed plastic and cardboard boxes and is urging churches and individuals to fill them up
“This year will be a tough one, but we can do this,” said Area Director Linda Pitcock. “Our communities continue to make it possible for Operation Christmas Child to minister to those who haven’t heard the story of God’s love.”
In 2019, Clarksdale collected 1,219 boxes and along with Batesville, Pope, Sumner and Water Valley, 9,190 boxes were sent to children in need. Pitcock said the goal for 2020 is 10,340 boxes.
The deadline to turn in boxes is Nov. 23.
Giving online is even easier, go to: Samaritans-purse.org/operation-Christmas child/covid-19 to make a donation that will fill and ship a box.
For details call Fraize at 662-624-6381 or Pitcock at 662-934-4346.