The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield is one of several local locations serving as a collection site this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child.

During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 to 21, locals will donate shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world.

Collection times at the Ridge Community Church, 4500 S. 108th St., Greenfield, are: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14; noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 612-359-7025 or visit

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