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Operation Christmas Child underway in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Residents in Jonesboro are working to make this Christmas brighter for children all over the world.

Businesses, churches and other groups have volunteered to be collection sites for Operation Christmas Child.

This annual project delivers shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, and notes of encouragement to children around the world.

Judy Cole with Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro said everyone should stop and help a child in need.

“This little boy opened his box and got pencils and paper and he said, 'now I can go to school,'” Cole said. “There are children in the world who cannot go to school if they don't have pencil and paper.”

For a complete list of items to donate and drop off site locations, go to this website.

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