Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes can be picked up until Nov. 11. Individuals who do not participate through a church or civic organization can pick up a box during normal office hours at the following locations: The Horseshoe Bend Chamber office, St. Mary's Catholic Church and Faith Presbyterian Church. The gift boxes go to children ages: 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14 in 100 countries. More than 8,000,000 shoeboxes were delivered to children last year. The national collection dates are from Nov. 14--21.
All boxes from Horseshoe Bend area should be on their way to local collection centers by Nov. 15.
At the Christian Women meeting this month, nine boxes were filled.
There are also drop boxes at the collection sites for those who would like to donate individual items. The items will be used to fill individual boxes.