Collections being taken through Monday

The Atlantic Baptist Association in Havelock will serve as a dropoff location for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child through Monday.

Operation Christmas Child is a project that aims to provide gifts in shoeboxes for the needy living in poverty overseas. Shoeboxes can contain toys, school supplies, hygiene items and even notes of encouragement.

Shoeboxes will be collected at the Atlantic Baptist Association, located at 602 Miller Blvd., in Havelock. Times are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday.

For more information, call the Atlantic Baptist Association at 447-4593.

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