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Operation Christmas Child seeks toy donors in Federal Way

Hilo, a resident at Hallmark Manor, assembled gift boxes with fellow residents Wednesday for the annual Operation Christmas Child toy drive.  - Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror
Hilo, a resident at Hallmark Manor, assembled gift boxes with fellow residents Wednesday for the annual Operation Christmas Child toy drive.
— image credit: Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror

Mirror staff reports:

The annual Operation Christmas Child toy drive begins this week.

Federal Way residents can donate toys for boys and girls all next week at Our Savior’s Baptist Church, 701 S. 320th St., Federal Way.

Donation hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 16; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14-15; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19. To learn more, contact (253) 572-1155.

Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the Federal Way collection site. Gifts will be hand-delivered to hurting children in 100 countries around the world.

In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone, collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children since 1993.

Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology to allow participants to “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be given to a child in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the “Follow Your Box” donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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