Operation Christmas Child 2021

In 2021, the Central Ohio District, made up of the six counties, Ashland, Crawford, Richland, Marion, Morrow, and Knox, collected and sent nearly 22,600 boxes to the Processing Center in Charlotte, North Carolina to be processed and shipped overseas.

ONTARIO -- Central Ohio Operation Christmas Child Collection Week 2021 officially ended the morning of Nov. 22, as two double-trailered semis left Freedom Ridge Church in Ontario carrying 22,599 Christmas boxes on their way to Samaritan Purse Processing Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

"We use shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, toys and other fun items as a tangible way of sharing God’s Love and the Christmas Child, Jesus, with children in over 170 countries around the world," organizers said.

"We are grateful for so many churches, community groups and families who packed shoeboxes and volunteered at local drop off areas within our six counties of Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties."

For more information about Operation Christmas Child log on to samaritanspurse.org/operationchristmaschild or contact Dawn Morton, Area Team Coordinator at drdawnmorton@gmail.com.

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