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Operation Christmas Child Celebration, Informational Meeting is April 26

Operation Christmas ChildJoin local Operation Christmas Child volunteers Thursday, April 26 at 6 PM at the Otterbein United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 136 West Wisconsin Street in Russell for a celebration of the 2017 successes and to learn the plans for 2018.

Hear the Connect Conference report and meet new Operation Christmas Child members.

A light supper will be served.

Operation Christmas Child is a program of Samaritan's Purse, a nondenominational Christian organization led by Franklin Graham.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories. Each year, the project mobilizes more than 150,000 volunteers in the US.

The shoeboxes, filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items, are delivered around the world to children who are living in the midst of poverty, war, disease or natural disaster.

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