As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, Halifax County sites are open.

Shoebox gifts prepared by donors and filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies.

Local drop-off sites include Black Walnut Baptist Church in Alton and Childrey Baptist Church in Nathalie.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts to children worldwide for more than two decades.

Sites and times

Black Walnut Baptist Church located at a Black Walnut Church Road in Alton will have drop-offs:

  • Monday: from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: From 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 22: 10 a.m. to noon

Childrey Baptist Church, 1224 Childrey Church Road in Nathalie, also have drop offs planned:

  • Monday: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sunday: 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 22: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.