Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to use College Park as collection center

College Park United Brethren Church, in Huntington, will serve as the 2017 collection center for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

The national week for collections is Nov. 13 through 20. All boxes must be in to College Park by noon on Monday, Nov. 20.

This year candy, food or toothpaste will not be accepted in the boxes, since these products are not accepted in other countries. Donors may still send clothing, toothbrushes, toys, school supplies, bar soap and anything they think children would like.

Donors are asked to wrap up items in a regular shoebox or Samaritan’s Purse will send their shoeboxes to those who order online. Plastic shoeboxes can be purchased at Hobby Lobby. There is a suggested donation to pay for postage.