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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child lifted kids' spirits

I’m writing to thank Lansing residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso church helps children in Operation Christmas Child

Valparaiso church helps children in Operation Christmas Child

VALPARAISO | Members of Faith Fellowship Church recently participated in Operation Christmas Child, collecting enough items to fill 126 shoeboxes which will be sent to children around the world.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shoebox gifts sent to children

Shoebox gifts sent to children

CROWN POINT | Thanks to Iron Pack Brotherhood and Hub City Girl Scout Troops 355, 308, 563 volunteers, more than 600 shoeboxes were filled in time for mailing as part of Operation Christmas Child at the Crown Point Civic Center. The day's event was put together by Midwest Moms on a Mission, …

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
More than a shoe box

More than a shoe box

HOBART | A record 4,783 shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities were delivered this holiday season to South Lake Worship Center in Hobart, a relay (collection center) for Operation Christmas Child.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers pack 568 shoe box gifts for children

Volunteers pack 568 shoe box gifts for children

CROWN POINT | Midwest Moms on a Mission, a local mothers group focused on volunteerism, sponsored a packing party last month at Carriage Court Pizza in Crown Point for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child was founded in 1994 by Franklin Graham and has provided close to 100 mi…

December 14, 2012 12:00 am
Christmas gift program expands thanks to Munster native

Christmas gift program expands thanks to Munster native

For more than a decade, Michelle Benigni has helped send Christmas cheer to children in 130 countries through her volunteer work with Operation Christmas Child.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Curves members fill shoe boxes with donations

Curves members fill shoe boxes with donations

This Christmas season, Curves members exercised for their hearts in more ways than one. Members of Curves of Highland and St. John have been in the Christmas spirit since mid-September, thanks to owner Linda Compton.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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College offers communications major a chance to serve community

College offers communications major a chance to serve community

When Purdue University Calumet student Michael Swibes first heard about the Operation Christmas Child program, he decided immediately to get involved.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

CHESTERTON | In an effort to showcase student talents and teach them about volunteering to help other people, Chesterton High School art teacher Dan Vidt has continued to get students involved in an ongoing program to help others. Each year the students pick a project to raise funds for and …

November 29, 2012 2:19 pm
Midwest Moms on a Mission is on the move

Midwest Moms on a Mission is on the move

CROWN POINT | On Saturday, November 10, Midwest Moms on a Mission, a local Moms group focused on volunteerism, sponsored a packing party at Carriage Court Pizza in Crown Point for Operation Christmas Child.

November 27, 2012 10:15 am

Operation Christmas Child holds packing party Tuesday

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center is hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing party in conjunction with Mummydeals.org

November 12, 2012 12:05 am

Operation Christmas Child to hold packaging party Nov. 13

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will be hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing party in conjunction with Mummydeals.org.

November 05, 2012 12:11 pm
Moms on a mission

Moms on a mission

CROWN POINT | Midwest Moms on a Mission meets monthly for dinner and drinks — but mostly for the camaraderie and friendship. The group is open to women of all ages, whether they are moms or just have an altruistic heart.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am
Shoe boxes turned into gift boxes

Shoe boxes turned into gift boxes

VALPARAISO | Members of Faith Baptist Church, 84 S. 500 West, packed 85 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an annual project of Samaritan's Purse.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Club members meet to fill boxes for needy children

Club members meet to fill boxes for needy children

CROWN POINT | Mommy's Turn to Wine is a local mother's club that meets the third Thursday of each month at various restaurants in the Crown Point area.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am
Church doubles shoebox gifts this year

Church doubles shoebox gifts this year

VALPARAISO | Members of Faith Baptist Church, 54 S. 500 West, filled and wrapped 60 shoeboxes this year for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse.

January 01, 2011 12:00 am
Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Zoe O'Dea, left, 10, of Munster, and Mina Colwell, 8, of Schererville, pack boxes during the Operation Christmas Child packing party in Lansing.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Clair Boone gathered volunteers for the second annual Operation Christmas Child packing party. More than 300 gift-filled shoe boxes were filled with gifts for children in need around the world. This year's shipment will go to children in India.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Samaritans mail presents to needy kids

Samantha Crowley, 15, and Thomas Raimbault, 15, both of Highland, wrap soap in foil for Operation Christmas Child at Living Word Church in Lansing.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
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