SOUTHWEST WYOMING, November 8, 2012— With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Southwest Wyoming, families, businesses, schools and churches are putting their gratitude in action and celebrating their blessings by giving back. Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining tens of thousands of people across the U.S. to fill empty shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world.
Nov. 12-19, packed gifts will be dropped off at three collection sites in the Southwest Wyoming area. Once dropped off, the shoe boxes are processed, prepared and transported to suffering children in more than 100 countries using whatever means necessary—trains, airplanes, boats, elephants, bikes and even dog sleds—to get the shoe boxes into the hands of needy kids drop off your donations at the Bridger Valley Baptist Church in Lyman. Drop off times at the church are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 12, Nov. 14 and Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m; Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 13 and Nov. 15, 4 to 7 p.m; Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and Nov.18 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Nov. 19, 8 to 10 a.m.
The church’s phone number is (307) 787-3402. Interested persons can call them at that number or call Rita Powers at (307) 679-7498.
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