POSTED: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 11:29am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:57am
TYLER-Carla Jackson with Operation Christmas Child sat down with Lindsay Landry to talk about how East Texans can help needy children around the world.
Christmas is arriving early all over Tyler, as local churches and schools prepare to serve as collection points for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the sites will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.
Through Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, Tyler residents are packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty. From Tyler, the show box gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever means necessary-sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels, even dog sleds-to reach suffering children around the world.
Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to "follow your box" to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need.
To register shoe box gifts and find out what country they are delivered to, use the EZ Give donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org .
LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:
-Grace Community High School
3001 University Boulevard Tyler,TX 75707
November 16-20 8.a.m.- 4 p.m.
November 21 10 a.m.-noon
November 22 By appointment
November 23 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
-Lifeway Christain Store
3500 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75701
During Store Hours on Nov. 14 only