On Monday, collections began in the Wheeling area for Operation Christmas Child.
Wheeling area families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement.
Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. Collections are being taken up at the Warwood Christian Church and the Friends Church in St. Clairsville.
The hours are as follows:
Wheeling collection site, Warwood Christian Church, N. 17th and Richland Avenue:
Monday-Friday, November 18-22 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, November 25 - 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Clairsville collection site, East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, 67885 Friends Church Road:
Monday-Wednesday, November 18-20 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 21 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, November 22 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday, November 25 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.