Donate locally to ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Nov. 12-19

Northern New Mexico drop-off sites located in Raton, Red River, Springer, Taos, Las Vegas, Los Alamos and Santa Fe

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This month several Northern New Mexico locations will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

Local families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received. The goal for this year is to collect more than 5,002 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“We are honored to be linking arms with our community to help children around the world experience the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director Paul Fischbach, “These simple gifts show God’s love to children facing difficult circumstances.”

Local collection sites:

  • Raton — First Baptist Church of Raton, 236 S 3rd Street
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
      Monday, Nov. 19: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Red River — Faith Mountain Fellowship Church, 100 S Copper King Trail
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Springer — Jubilee Christian Fellowship, 510 3rd Street
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Taos — New Beginnings Taos, 551 Cruz Alta Road
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Las Vegas — Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, 2310 7th Street
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Los Alamos — New Beginnings Fellowship, 112 East Road
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Santa Fe — First Baptist Church, 1605 Old Pecos Trail
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Santa Fe — Pojoaque Bible Church, 205 State Road 503
    • Monday, Nov. 12: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 14: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 15: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 17: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 19: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For additional drop-off locations visit our drop-off locator online.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 303-745-9179, or visit

Operation Christmas Child

Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.