Collections at Westport Bible Church, 24 Youngs Road, Westport, will be taken from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 through 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
Collections at Christ & St. John’s Episcopal/Anglican Church, 18 Butternut St., Champlain, will be taken from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 through 23, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 25.
The year-round project of international relief aid organization Samaritan’s Purse is headed by the Rev. Franklin Graham. Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the Plattsburgh collection site. Then, using whatever means necessary — trucks, trains, boats, bikes and even elephants — the shoe-box gifts will be hand-delivered to hurting children in 100 countries around the world.
For questions, call Rita Alford, the area coordinator, at 563-5799.
Donations needed for mitten tree project
BRAINARDSVILLE — The United Methodist Women of the Brainardsville United Methodist Church are sponsoring their 20th year of the mitten tree project.
Donations of new hats, mittens, scarves, gloves and money will be greatly appreciated. The items will be given to area children and adults alike. Money received will be used to supply extra hats, mittens, gloves and other necessary needs.
Donations will be accepted through mid-December. For more information, call Connie Wilcox at 425-0382.