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      Operation Christmas Child getting underway in CNY

      Samaritan's Purse is sending Philippines relief aid out this weekend. Next week they start collecting for Operation Christmas Child

      The goal: collect 10-thousand small gifts in the coming week, to be sent to needy boys and girls who've never gotten presents.Operation Christmas Child is taking gifts that will fit in a shoebox (shoe box sized containers are welcome, too!) at several Central NY locations.

      Glennifer Mosher, who coordinates at one dropoff spot, says that the 'small' gifts are much appreciated--some children even like the boxes, which volunteers or donors wrap (the boxes must be openable!)

      What's collected here will be sent to North Carolina for sorting and shipping. The dropoff points are listed at www.samaritanspurse.org or 1-800-567-8580.

      Here is a (probably incomplete) list of local dropoffs:

      SYRACUSE COLLECTION SITES:

      Faith Chapel

      4113 W Seneca Turnpike

      Syracuse, NY 13215

      Operating Hours: Mon. Nov. 18 - Tues. Nov. 19: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wed. Nov. 20 - Thurs. Nov. 21: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. Nov. 22: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. Nov. 23: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. Nov. 25: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

      New Beginnings COGOP

      3517 James Street

      Syracuse, NY 13206

      Operating Hours: Mon. Nov. 18: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tues. Nov. 19 - Fri. Nov. 22: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 23: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. Nov. 25: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

      NEARBY COLLECTION SITES:

      United Church of Canastota

      144 Center Street

      Canastota, NY 13032

      Operating Hours: Mon. Nov. 18: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tues. Nov. 19 - Fri. Nov. 22: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 23: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. Nov. 25: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

      Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church

      7565 Morgan Road

      Liverpool, NY 13090

      Operating Hours: Mon. Nov. 18 - Fri. Nov. 22: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 23: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Mon. Nov. 25: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

      Resurrection Life Fellowship Church

      3191 Cole Road

      Eaton, NY 13334

      Operating Hours: Mon. Nov. 18: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues. Nov. 19: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wed. Nov. 20: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 21: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 22: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. Nov. 23: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. Nov. 25: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Herkimer County:Mohawk Reformed Church, 20 S Otsego Street, Mohawk, info: 315-733-1198. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 8:30-10: 30am, Tues Nov 19: 9-11am, Wed Nov 20: 5??7pm, Thurs Nov 21: 8??10am, Fri Nov 22: 4??6pm, Sat Nov 23: 9??11am, Sun Nov 24: 9am??12pm; and Mon Nov 25: 7:30??9:30am. Jefferson County:New Life Christian Church, 1222 Arsenal Street, Watertown, info: 315-232-2690. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 11am??1pm, Tues Nov 19: 11am??1pm, Wed Nov 20: 6??8:30pm, Thurs Nov 21: 11am??1pm, Fri Nov 22: 11am??1pm, Sat Nov 23: 11 am??1pm, Sun Nov 24: 10 am??3pm; Mon Nov 25: 7:30am??9:30am. Lewis County:Naumburg Mennonite Church, 5463 State Route 410, Castorland, info: 315-346-6603. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 8am??12pm, Tues Nov 19: 8am??12pm, Wed Nov 20: 8am??7pm, Thurs Nov 21: 8am??12pm, Fri Nov 22: 8am??5pm, Sat Nov 23: 7am??9am, Sun Nov 24: 7am?? 9am, Mon Nov 25: 7am??9am. Oswego County:Vorea Community Church, 12 Waggoner Road, Richland, info: 315-298-6874. Hours:Mon Nov 18: 2pm??4pm, Tues Nov 19: 6pm??8pm, Wed Nov 20: 10am??12 pm, Thurs Nov 21: 6pm??8pm, Fri Nov 22: 11am??4pm, Sat Nov 23: 9am??3pm, Sun Nov 24: 12pm??2pm, Mon Nov 25: 8am??10am.Oswego Alliance Church, 371 Thompson Road, Oswego, info: 315-806-6542. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 5:30pm??7:30pm, Tues Nov 19: 2pm??5pm, Wed Nov 20: 10 am??1pm, Thurs Nov 21: 2pm??5pm, Fri Nov 22: 6:30pm??9pm, Sat Nov 23: 10am??1pm, Sun Nov 24: 12:30pm??3:30pm, Mon Nov 25: 9am??11am.Lamson Road Community Church, 2259 Lamson Road, Phoenix, info: 315-635-5806. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 10am??12pm, Tues Nov 19: 4pm??6pm, Wed Nov 20: 2pm??4pm, Thurs Nov 21: 6pm??8pm, Fri Nov 22: 6 pm??8pm, Sat Nov 23: 10am??1pm, Sun Nov 24: 12pm??2pm, Mon Nov 25: 9am??10am. Oneida County:Servant??s Baptist Church, 10570 Route 13, Camden, info: 315-245-5290. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 10 am??12 pm, Tues Nov 19: 10am??12pm, Wed Nov 20: 10 am??12pm, Thurs Nov 21: 10am??12pm, Fri Nov 22: 10am??12 pm, Sat Nov 23: 10am??12pm, Sun Nov 24: 10am??12pm, Mon Nov 25: 8am??9:30am.Resurrection Life Church, 628 Floyd Avenue, Rome, info: 315-339-6318. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 11am??1pm, Tues Nov 19: 10am??12pm, Wed Nov 20: 10am??12pm, Thurs Nov 21: 10am??12pm, Fri Nov 22: 10am??12pm, Sat Nov 23: 10am??12pm, Sun Nov 24: 1pm??3 pm, Mon Nov 25: 10am??12pm.Beacon Light Baptist Church, 5058 State Route 31, Vernon, info: 315-829-2086. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Tues Nov 19: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Wed Nov 20: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Thurs Nov 21: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Fri Nov 22: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Sat Nov 23: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Sun Nov 24: 10am??12pm, 3pm??6pm, Mon Nov 25: 10am??12pm.Crosspoint Church, 317 Oriskany Boulevard, Whitesboro, 315-797-4520. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 11am??1pm, Tues Nov 19: 11am??1pm, Wed Nov 20: 11am??1pm, Thurs Nov 21: 11am??1pm, Fri Nov 22: 11am??1pm, Sat Nov 23: 9am??12pm, Sun Nov 24: 9am??12pm, Mon Nov 25: 9am??10am. Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann Street, Boonville, 315-725-0278. Hours: Mon Nov 18: 10am??2pm, Tues Nov 19: 10am??2pm, Wed Nov 20: 10am??2pm, Thurs Nov 21: 10am??2pm, Fri Nov 22: 10am??3pm, 5pm??7pm, Sat Nov 23: 9:30am??5pm, Sun Nov 24: 12pm??5pm, Mon Nov 25: 9am??7pm.