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Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations now open

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, more than 4,000 drop-off sites are now open.


Shoebox gifts prepared by generous donors and filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies may be dropped off through Nov. 23.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project everyone can still be part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions. There’s still time for individuals, families, and groups to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. Find a step-by-step guide on how to pack a shoebox at To learn more about what to expect in this year’s curbside drop-off experience and the Covid-19 precautions visit

A project of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child seeks to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 178 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

Henderson County drop-off sites:

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 635 Gilliam Mountain Road

  • Monday, Nov. 16: 3-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17: 3-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: 3-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 19: 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20: 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 22: 4-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 23: 9 a.m.-noon

Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St.

  • Monday, Nov. 16: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 22: 1-4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 23: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.