What: Shoeboxes filled with gifts for impoverished children will be collected at several locations beginning next week. Samaritan’s Purse began Operation Christmas Child in 1993 and has distributed more than 100 million shoeboxes in more than 100 countries.
When: Monday through Nov. 25
How: Fill a shoebox with toys, personal hygiene items, school supplies, hair accessories, etc. Notes may be included. Also include a $7 donation for shipping. For more on what not to include and how to prepare the box, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
Church Drop-off locations:
• Macedonia Baptist, 1828 Wrightsboro Road
• Warren Baptist, 3203 Washington Road
• Bel-Ridge Baptist, 108 Monterrey Ave., North Augusta
• West Acres Baptist, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans
• Hephzibah Baptist, 2527 Ga. Highway 88, Hephzibah
• First Baptist of Aiken, 120 Chesterfield St. NE, Aiken
• Edgefield Baptist Association, 985 U.S. Highway 25 N, Edgefield, S.C.
• Wrens Baptist, 500 N. Main St., Wrens, Ga.
• First Baptist of Waynesboro, 853 N. Liberty St., Waynesboro, Ga.
• First Baptist of Thomson, 253 Jackson St., Thomson
What: Brian Mills, the founder of Interprayer International Fellowship, will offer a seminar on intercessory prayer.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23
Where: Alleluia School, 2819 Peach Orchard Road
Learn more: www.yeslord.com