WHAT: A special collection day with Fort Wayne Chick-fil-A restaurant and Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends millions of gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children overseas.
Anyone who drops off a shoebox gift filled with small items such as school supplies, toys and hygiene items will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich at the local participating store.
WHEN: Shoeboxes filled with gifts can be dropped off on Nov. 7 from 4pm – 7pm.
After Nov. 7, additional shoebox gifts can be dropped off at one of the many area drop-off centers during National Collection Week, November 18-25. (http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/ <http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/> )
WHERE: Fort Wayne Chick-fil-A
1725 Apple Glen Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN, 46804
For further event information call 1-260-616-0039.
Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham, has collected more than 100 million shoebox gifts since 1993. Through simple gifts and a message of hope, children learn they are loved and not forgotten. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 9.8 million gift-filled shoeboxes in 2013, with 35,200 coming from Northeast Indiana.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to find the nearest drop-off site, call 1-800-353-5949 or visit samaritanspurse.org <http://www.samaritanspurse.org> . National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Nov.18–25; however, shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.