This month, sites in the Crawfordsville area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.
Crawfordsville families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan's Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God's love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
This year, Crawfordsville-area residents hope to collect more than 10,001 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.
"I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact," said Regional Director David Zimmerman. "We see all ages getting involved –and more and more every year."
AREA COLLECTION SITES:

Crawfordsville, IN - First Baptist Church
1905 Lebanon Road
Crawfordsville IN 47933-2142
Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Crawfordsvile, IN - Browns Valley Christian Church
9011 S State Road 47
Crawfordsville IN 47933-8212
Mon, Nov. 18: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 18: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov. 23: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Rockville, IN - Rockville Christian Church
292 W US Highway 36
Rockville IN 47872-7385
Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Greencastle, IN - New Life Baptist Church
51 Ridgeway Street
Greencastle IN 46135-2239

Mon, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Terre Haute, IN - Terre Haute First Baptist Church
4701 E Poplar Drive
Terre Haute IN 47803-2441
Mon, Nov. 18: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Terre Haute, IN - Christway
2901 S 7th Street
Terre Haute IN 47802-3839
Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Terre Haute, IN - Oregon Baptist Church
11200 S Carlisle Street
Terre Haute IN 47802-8637
Mon, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Brazil, IN - Union United Methodist Church
780 E County Road 600 N
Brazil IN 47834
Mon, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thu, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fri, Nov. 22: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Attica, IN - Wabash Valley Bible Baptist
2320 E US Highway 41
Attica IN 47918-7730
Mon, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Covington, IN - Covington Church of the Nazarene
1203 Washington Street
Covington IN 47932-1550
Mon, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sat, Nov. 23: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
For additional drop-off locations visit our drop-off locator online.