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Multiple sites in Rutherford County will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

Donated shoeboxes can contain toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse project.

The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches around the world to deliver the gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

For information on what to pack in the shoebox and other details about the project, go to

Here are the drop-off sites in Rutherford County: (Contact the site for specific drop-off times): Lighthouse Baptist Church (3145 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro); Lifepoint Church (506 Legacy Dr. in Smyrna); Third Baptist Church (410 W. McKnight Dr. in Murfreesboro).

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