Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide project that gives gift boxes to needy children and shares the gospel with them for Christmas.
Sherwood Baptist Church in Odessa is one of four West Texas drop off locations, collecting toys and school supplies and filling the Christmas boxes.
"The past 6 years, we've collected 32,123 shoeboxes," Collection Center Coordinator Mava Smith told Big 2. "This year, our goal is 10,001."
The Operation Christmas Child project began in 1993. This year the non-profit hopes to deliver its 100-millionth Christmas boxes.
The West Texas drop-off locations include:
Alpine: First Baptist Church
203 N 4th, 432-837-2487
Monday through Sunday, 8 AM to noon, 1 PM to 3 PM
Monday, 8 AM to 10 AM
Big Spring: Allan's Furniture Gallery
202 Scurry, 432-267-6278
Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, 10 AM to 1 PM
Monday, 10 AM to 4 PM
Midland: Midland Bible Church
2800 N A St, 432-684-9722
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM
(Tues, Weds, open until 8 PM)
Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, 2 PM to 6 PM
Monday, 9 AM to 2 PM
Odessa: Sherwood Baptist Church
505 E 42nd, 432-362-0331
Monday through Saturday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, 1:30 PM to 5 PM
Monday, 9:30 AM to 7 PM