Oxford kids, families and volunteers will host a celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the operation Christmas Child Relay Center at Calvary Baptist Church on CR 207 to kick off the expected 3,500 shoe box gifts to be collected from Oxford residents for hurting children worldwide.
For thousands of shoe boxes — filled with toys, school supplies and necessity items — this will be the first stop on their journey. The shoe boxes are then hand-delivered to hurting children around the world. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (662)801-8511 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 15-22. (September 20, 2010)