OCC announces shoebox drop-off hours

LOCK?HAVEN – It is not too early to think about participating in packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas. National Collection Week for Operation Christmas will be held Nov. 18 through 25.

The House of the Lord Fellowship Church, 201 W. Main St. is again an official Operation Christmas Child (OCC) drop-off and relay center during National Collection Week.

Shoe box drop-off hours and volunteer worker sessions at the House of the Lord Fellowship Church include 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 18 and 19; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 through 22; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23; 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 and 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 25.

Lock Haven’s OCC coordinators are Sarah and Hannah Snyder. For more information, call 748-6455, email or visit,

OCC supplies also are now available upon request from Lock Haven’s OCC Center including OCC party kits, brochures, posters and more information.

OCC helps bring joy and hope to children in desperate circumstances all over the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and special literature sharing the Gospel message.

Since 1993, more than 100 million shoe boxes have been distributed to children around the globe in more than 130 countries.

The project involves the filling a regular sized shoe box or plastic container with new small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, other gifts and an optional personal note or picture.

Wrapped shoe boxes should not be sealed.

Also enclose inside the box the suggested donation of $7 for shipping costs, pay the shipping fee online with the EZGive option to find out which country your box is sent too.

Do not tape over the bar code on the outside of the box.