Locals encouraged to donate to Operation Christmas Child

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Locals are encouraged to help Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week in the Rockford area.

You can donate at eight drop-off locations in the Rockford area from Nov. 18-25.

Rockford families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes with holiday donations, such as small toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

The Rockford area looks to collect around 15,000 gifts to contribute to the global goal of helping 11 million children.

"I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact," said Regional Director Gia Moser. "We see all ages getting involved -and more and more every year."

For more information on Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, click here.

You can visit the following collection sites at the listed times:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
3300 Rural Street
Rockford IL 61107-3540

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Deliverance Crusaders Center
2101 Auburn Street
Rockford IL 61103-4451

Mon, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church
718 Harlem Road
Machesney Park IL 61115-2512

Mon, Nov. 18: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bible Community Church
2810 W Pearl City Road
Freeport IL 61032-9338

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

CrownPoint
925 Belvidere Road
Belvidere IL 61008-9360

Mon, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church
1100 Calvin Road
Rochelle IL 61068-1109

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cornerstone Family Church
205 N Peru Street
Byron IL 61010-8937

Mon, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Sycamore
530 W State Street
Sycamore IL 60178-1328

Mon, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM