Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 16-22

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) volunteers are preparing for the safe collection of hundreds of Christmas packages during the pandemic. Filled gift boxes will still be collected during OCC’s nationwide collection week, Nov. 16-22, but in a different way.

Volunteers in protective gear will be ready to unload filled gift boxes at the OCC drop-off location at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay, 610 N. 5th Ave. Paperwork will be filled out digitally at the curb or taken down on paper by a volunteer so that donors do not need to leave their vehicle. Since 2004, the local OCC drop-off location has collected more than 25,500 boxes.  To find out what to include in the box, visit

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