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Local Families Make Global Impact Through Operation Christmas Child

HOUGHTON — This month, sites in the Houghton area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoe box gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Houghton families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoe boxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Houghton-area residents hope to collect more than 10,000 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact,” said Regional Director David Zimmerman. “We see all ages getting involved -and more and more every year.”

Area Collection Sites:

Gladstone, MI – Grace Church

528 28th Street

Gladstone MI 49837-2331

Nov. 18-22: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nov. 23-25: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sault Sainte Marie, MI – First Church of Christ

300 W Spruce Street

Sault Sainte Marie MI 49783-1846

Nov. 18-21: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nov. 24: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dollar Bay, MI – Bethany Baptist Church

48544 Main Street

Dollar Bay MI 49922-9749

Nov. 18-19: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Nov. 20: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 21-22: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Nov. 23: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 24: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Nov. 25: 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Rudyard, MI – Rudyard Bible Church

11124 W Main Street

Rudyard MI 49780

Mon, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Wetmore, MI – Munising Baptist Church and Schools

N 6285 Connors Road

Wetmore MI 49895

Mon, Nov. 18: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Iron Mountain, MI – First Covenant Church

125 E H Street

Iron Mountain MI 49801-4757

Mon, Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Marquette, MI – Bethel Baptist Church

829 Grove Street

Marquette MI 49855-9440

Mon, Nov. 18: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mc Millan, MI – Lakefield Baptist Church

24230 County Road 98

Mc Millan MI 49853-9379

Mon, Nov. 18: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stephenson, MI – Fellowship Bible Church

W5639 Country Road G-12

Stephenson MI 49887-8857

Mon, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Crystal Falls, MI – Lakeview Bible Church

1211 US HWY 2

Crystal Falls MI 49920

Mon, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saint Ignace, MI – Glen Memorial Baptist Church

219 Truckey Street

Saint Ignace MI 49781-1504

Mon, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Cooks, MI – Cooks Congregational Church

1050s County Road 442

Cooks MI 49817-0052

Mon, Nov. 18: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 19: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 21: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 24: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

For additional drop-off locations visit our drop-off locator online at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/.