You have permission to edit this article.
Operation Christmas Child collecting in area

Operation Christmas Child collecting in area

  • 0
Operation Christmas Child

This month, sites in the Orangeburg area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Christmas tradition continues after fire

Orangeburg families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

Gospel music reigns: Christ at center of Neeses Fall Festival

This year, Orangeburg-area residents hope to collect more than 21,127 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

Area collection sites

• Orangeburg -- First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2875 Columbia Road

Mon, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. - noon

Wed, Nov. 20: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 2 - 5:30 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. - noon

Sun, Nov. 24: 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

• St. George -- Lighthouse Community Baptist Church, 5801 W Jim Bilton Blvd.

Mon, Nov. 18: 6: - 8:30 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 6: - 8:30 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 6: - 8:30 p.m

Thu, Nov. 21: 6: - 8:30 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 6: - 8:30 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Students give back through Operation Christmas Child

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 704-583-1463, or visit Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through "Follow Your Box" and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse to select gifts matched to a child's specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Want to get a whole lot more from

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.


Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News