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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RELIGION -

From Mon­day through Nov. 19, vol­un­teers through­out cen­tral Arkansas will collect do­na­tions for Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, a non­profit that col­lects gifts of shoe boxes filled with small toys, school sup­plies and hy­giene items for those in need world­wide.

Im­manuel Bap­tist Church, 501 N. Shack­le­ford Road in Lit­tle Rock, will collect items from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each week­day, and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17-18; and Park Hill Bap­tist Church ,201 E. C St. in North Lit­tle Rock, will ac­cept do­nated items from 2-6 p.m. through Fri­day, from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17-18, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19. First Bap­tist Church of Maumelle, 100 Va­len­cia Drive in Maumelle, will also collect items for the drive; con­tact the church at (501) 851-3547 for col­lec­tion times.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, con­tact (615) 962-7145 or visit samar­i­tanspurse.org/occ.

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