First Baptist Church a collection site for Operation Christmas Child

MANISTEE — The First Baptist Church, 1201 Lakeshore Road, Manistee is inviting area residents to become a part of Operation Christmas Child by filling shoe boxes with Christmas items and then dropping them off at the church so they can find their way to children around the world.

The goal for the church is to send off 750 boxes. Collection week is Nov. 12-19.

Information on how to pack a box is available at Snyder’s Shoes, 397 River St., Manistee, by calling Sharon Gardner at (231) 723-7218, and on-line at www.samaritanspurse.org.

Drop-off times are 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.

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