Operation Christmas Child relay center set to open
By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
While many panhandle families are busy with fall sports and activities, the coordinator and team members for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) are thinking ahead to collecting, packing and shipping shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, crayons, clothing and notes of encouragement for needy children overseas. Panhandle families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, OCC, an annual effort to hand deliver over eighty-six million gifts to children worldwide since 1993. People’s Church, here in Dalhart, has graciously agreed to be a relay center for OCC again this year. They will act as the relay center for this part of the panhandle and parts of New Mexico and Oklahoma.
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