Southeast Mississippi in need of residents help to fill 30,000 shoe boxes for Christmas

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Every year 11 counties in Southeast Mississippi partner up with Operation Christmas Child to deliver gift-filled shoe boxes to thousands of hurting children across the world.

As one of the collection centers in the Pine Belt, Petal Harvey Baptist Church needs the community's involvement in order to meet their goal this year, but most importantly to let children know they are loved an not forgotten.

"The people of South Mississippi have been extremely generous with Operation Christmas Child, so we're asking them to be just a little bit more generous and help us reach that goal of 30,000 shoe boxes," said Operation Christmas Child Area Coordinator David McPhail.

Collection week for the shoe boxes will be from November 12 – 19.

For more information and to find a collection center near you click HERE.