Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:46 PM by KXLF Media Center
Last year Heritage Bible Church collected more than 1,000 Christmas gifts to send to children around the world, according to David Knight, pastor and collection coordinator for the Operation Christmas Child program taking place in Butte.
Operation Christmas Child is a program that collects donated Christmas gifts inside a shoe boxes and sends them to less fortunate children in the world, according to Knight.
Heritage Bible Church in Butte has been participating in the collection since 2003. If you would like to donate a Christmas gift they ask that you bring it in a regular size shoe box. Typical items include toothbrushes and toothpaste, small toys and candy.
"Hard candy works best considering that that these shoe boxes might be going to areas that are very hot," Knight said. "Chocolate, and gummies and Tootsie Rolls just don't do too well. They have a tendency of melting."
If possible wrap the box and lid separately. Heritage Bible Church will provide a box for you if you need one.
"Over the years many people have been at this get to put more and more in without having it bulge to bursting," Knight said. "So, it's interesting what you can do if you utilize your space in there."
The church will be collecting Christmas gifts until Monday, Nov. 19.