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Operation Christmas Child begins

What began with a dream to get presents to children in an orphanage has now become a world-wide charity and the largest Christmas Project. Even though we are in a pandemic with COVID, the need is still there to try and reach out to children with a gift in a shoe box.
Because of COVID, things will be a bit different as we must follow the rules. If you would like to do a box, you will have to pick them up and deliver to the Biggar Associated Gospel Church between 9:30 to noon, Tuesday to Friday (except November 3 and 4).
What goes into a shoe box? The biggest need is school supplies. Basic supplies like: pencils, pens, small notebooks, erasers, et cetera. Other suggestions would be a bar of soap, face cloth, stretchy mitts, hair clips, puzzles or small toy cars, or balls. You might want to include something to play with at recess like skipping rope, jacks, et cetera.
Remember that all items are to be new and in clean condition. Also, no liquids, candy or something breakable.
Other options for doing a box: (1) On-line. Go to SamaritansPurse.ca/gifts. (2) Phone. Call 1-800-663-6500 and gift your money on a secure call to someone there in the office. (3) Mail. Write your own cheque and mail directly to: Samaritan’s Purse at: 20 Hopewell Way, NE; Calgary, Alta., T3J 9Z9.
Any questions or concerns, call the church at (306) 948 3424 or Linda Dyck at (306) 948 2536.
Boxes need to be returned to the church by November 13, 2020 so they can be isolated before crating, to be delivered for shipping to Calgary.
Thanks for helping a needy child this Christmas – even during these confusing times! God will bless you for your participation in this!