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Operation Christmas Child collection begins Nov. 12

On Nov. 12, multiple locations throughout McHenry County will open to collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

During the project's National Collection Week, set for Nov. 12 to 19, volunteers hope to collect more than 12,743 gifts to contribute to the 2018 goal of reaching 11 million children in need. For information, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child.

Drop-off hours and sites in McHenry County include:

• Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Drop-off hours: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 15; 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 and 16; 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17; 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 and 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 19.

• Gibbs Residence, 311 Briarwood Lane, Algonquin. Drop-off hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 16; 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15; noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 17; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

• Evangelical Free Church of McHenry, 2614 N. Ringwood Road, McHenry. Drop-off hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 through 14; 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15; 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16; 12:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18; and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 19.

• Marengo First Assembly of God, 22817 W. Grant Highway, Marengo. Drop-off hours: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 15 and 16; 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14; 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17; 1 t0 4 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

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