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Published: Saturday, 11/12/2005

Operation Christmas Child to collect gifts through Nov. 21

Operation Christmas Child, in which shoe boxes filled with gifts are distributed to underprivileged children around the world, will hold its nationwide collection from Monday through Nov. 21.

Over 7.4 million gift-filled shoe boxes were collected last year and sent to children in more than 90 countries. The program is a project of Samaritan s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism ministry headed by the Rev. Franklin Graham.

Local collection centers include Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave.; WLMB-TV, 26693 Eckel Rd., Perrysburg; Dayspring Assembly of God, 17360 North Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green; Monroe Full Gospel Church, 5337 East Albain Rd., Monroe, and Grace Point Church, 4612 North Adrian Hwy., Adrian, Mich.

More information is available online at www.samaritanspurse.org, or toll-free, 1-800-353-5949.

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