Spirit of the Tri-States: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Christmas shopping hasn't started yet, but one area project hopes you'll start early for a cause.

KHQA spoke with an Operation Christmas Child organizer for this Spirit of the Tri-States report brought to you by Continental Cement and Green America.

Operation Christmas Child stuffs shoeboxes with gifts for children living in desperate conditions in more than 150 countries.

This year, organizers hope to collect more than 14,000 shoe boxes.

You can fill them with toys, necessities, school supplies or any other item you think a small child might like.

"The soccer balls are very popular and then stuffed animals," Organizer Sharon Tweedell said. "A lot of kids have been displaced from their homes by war or famine or poverty. The stuffed animal seems to provide a comfort for them."

Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy is a collection center for this year's Operation Christmas Child.

The center will be open:

5:30-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20

10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 21

1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

9-10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23

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