Operation Christmas Child is under way with local organizations and churches collecting shoe boxes filled with Christmas items for those in need worldwide.
The national collection week will be held Monday to Nov. 25 will collection points set up for the boxes.
Local collection sites include:
Warren Collection Center, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 13, Howland;
Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N High St.;
Leavittsburg Church of the Nazarene, 4125 Pendleton Road.
Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project run by the Christian charity, Samaritan's Purse. They have been sending shoe boxes filled with items around the world since 1990.
For information, visit wwww.samaritanpurse.org.