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Operation Christmas Child Takes Off In New Jersey This Week

Here is a list of Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations in New Jersey. Click on each Google Maps pin for more information about that location, including when you can drop-off filled shoe boxes.

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A child smiles and holds up a purse she received in her Operation Christmas Child shoe box one day.

NEW JERSEY — Operation Christmas Child is in full swing in New Jersey, and there’s still time to donate a shoe box filled with toys.

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, a disaster relief organization. Samaritan’s Purse has delivered 124 million shoe boxes filled with toys, clothes, toiletries, and gospel literature to children in more than 150 countries since 1993.

Volunteers at churches throughout New Jersey are collecting shoe boxes that will be shipped to needy children throughout the world in time for Christmas. Below is a map of where shoe boxes can be dropped off and when. Hours vary by location. Collecting ends Monday.

For information on packing a shoebox or building one online with a donation, click here.

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By Daniel Hubbard, staff writer