Make a Difference Monday – a focus on Operation Christmas Child. The Morning Thing 10/10/16

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The Morning Thing and Afternoon Drive teams have declared today as Make a Difference Monday! Today we are focusing on the ministry of Operation Christmas Child.

Did you know?

  • Operation Christmas Child is right around the corner! Donate your shoebox gifts this November at one of 565 drop-off locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, or West Virginia.
  • Find the drop-off location nearest you at org/occ. Click on “Drop-Off Locations” to search by your City or Zip Code.
  • National Collection Week is November 14 -21 – less than 6 weeks away!
  • Connect with Operation Christmas Child volunteers and hear inspiring stories at local events this season. Check out our events page at org/occ.  Click on “Serving with OCC” then “Local Events & Offices.”
  • The gift doesn’t end with the shoebox. After receiving a shoebox gift, children have the opportunity to join over 1.2 million children who have enrolled in The Greatest Journey, a dynamic, 12-lesson Bible study course guiding them through what it means to faithfully follow Jesus Christ. To learn more, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ and click on “Disciple Children.”
  • To find out more about what Operation Christmas Child is doing around the world and more ways you can get involved, visit us on Instagram at @operationchristmaschild.
  • Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 135 million children in more than 150 countries and territories.
  • Volunteers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia hope to pack enough shoebox gifts in 2016 to reach another 985,000 children! That means that each drop-off location needs to collect 1,744 boxes (within our 4 state area).
  • YOUR shoebox makes a difference!

Here are the drop-off locations near us:

Mount Vernon, OH – Faith Baptist Church

8764 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Mon Nov 14 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue Nov 15 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed Nov 16 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thu Nov 17 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri Nov 18 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat Nov 19 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Nov 20 2016: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mon Nov 21 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mount Vernon, OH – Brandon Baptist Church

13513 Sycamore Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Mon Nov 14 2016: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue Nov 15 2016: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed Nov 16 2016: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu Nov 17 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fri Nov 18 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sat Nov 19 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun Nov 20 2016: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mon Nov 21 2016: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m

Fredericktown, OH – NewLife Community Church

9955 State Route 95 W
Fredericktown, OH 43019

Mon Nov 14 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tue Nov 15 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed Nov 16 2016: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thu Nov 17 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fri Nov 18 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sat Nov 19 2016: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sun Nov 20 2016: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon Nov 21 2016: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Utica, OH – Grace Pointe Community Church

892 Columbus Road E
Utica, OH 43080

Mon Nov 14 2016: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue Nov 15 2016: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed Nov 16 2016: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thu Nov 17 2016: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri Nov 18 2016: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sat Nov 19 2016: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sun Nov 20 2016: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mon Nov 21 2016: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Johnstown, OH – Johnstown Independant Baptist Church

7397 Johnstown Alexandria Road
Johnstown, OH 43031

Mon Nov 14 2016: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tue Nov 15 2016: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed Nov 16 2016: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu Nov 17 2016: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fri Nov 18 2016: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat Nov 19 2016: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun Nov 20 2016: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon Nov 21 2016: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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