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Valley residents helping children around the world through Operation Christmas Child

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Children in need around the world will get to experience Christmas for the first time, thanks to the generosity of people in our area.

Youngstown and Warren residents have started filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for kids.

Thousands of boxes for Operation Christmas Child have already been collected but more are needed for the goal of 15,000 boxes.

Doctor Rudy Braydich said "In the valley sometimes we look at things as being tough in this area. I have never seen people who realize toughness and are willing to step up and make a difference."

The collection ends Monday, November 25.

If you're interested in donating, contact Calvary Baptist Church in Youngstown at (330) 792-7873. They have directions and empty shoe boxes at the church.

Calvary Baptist Church

1463 Shields Road

Youngstown, OH 44511

Operating Hours: Mon - Thurs, Sun, Mon Nov. 18 - 21, 24, 25, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fri - Nov. 22, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sat - Nov. 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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