This month, churches in Lexington will be collection sites for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, providing gifts to millions of children around the world. Volunteers in the annual Samaritan’s Purse project fill shoe boxes with dolls, balls and other toys; school supplies; hygiene items; and notes of encouragement.
National Collection Week runs through Nov. 23. Local collection sites include:
Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Road
Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road
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Westside Baptist Church, 699 Prince Royal Drive, Berea
First Church of God, 401 North Main Street, Cynthiana
East Frankfort Baptist Church, 457 Versailles Road, Frankfort
Victory Life Church, 1141 Lexington Road, Georgetown
First Baptist Church Activity Center, 916 Main Street, Paris
First United Methodist Church, 401 West Main Street, Richmond
Nicholasville Baptist Church, 131 South Main Street, Nicholasville
First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles
First Baptist Church, 37 North Highland Street, Winchester
For a full list of local collection sites, go to Samaritanspurse.org/occ.