Gift Shoebox Collection
The collection time for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Relay Center is Monday, November 18 to Monday, November 25, at the Missionary Alliance Church, 198 Crescent Boulevard, in Bennington, just behind the Gulf Station as you turn off Crescent Boulevard from Route 7. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide ministry to children, and is a project of the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse. The local collection hours are: Monday, November 18: 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 19: 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 20: 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, November 21: 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 22: 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, November 23: 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday, November 24: 12 noon to 2 p.m., Monday, November 25 : 9 to 10 a.m.
Everyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child. Scout troops, schools, civic groups, other groups and individuals may join in. A standard size shoebox is all you need to get started; fill it with appropriate items listed in the brochure available here at the church, complete with labels, and $7 S/H fee per box. If you choose to do your label online, you will be informed electronically of where in the world your shoebox was delivered. When dropping off your completed shoeboxes, please enter through the double doors just beyond the playground at the lower level behind the church. Shoebox brochures can be picked up at the church from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Thursday. Call
802-442-6840 or visit