People packing an Operation Christmas Child shoebox can drop off at a physical location or pack one online.
There are four churches in Winnipeg open for drop off.
1) Grant Memorial Church at 877 Wilkes Ave.
They are accepting shoeboxes from November 16 until the 22 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm with the exception of being closed to the public on November 21.
2) Church of the Living Hope at 235 Enniskillen Ave.
The church is accepting drop-offs on:
- November 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- November 19 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- November 20 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- November 21 from 10:00am - 3:00pm
- November 22 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
3) Cross Church at 1787 Logan Ave.
They are accepting shoeboxes from November 16 - 20 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, as well as on November 22 from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm.
4) Maranatha Evangelical Free Church at 910 Sturgeon Rd.
They are accepting shoeboxes from November 16 - 20 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, November 21 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and November 22 from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Smitty's Restaurants across Winnipeg will also be accepting donations of Christmas shoeboxes, up to 10 in total, during their regular business hours.
People can also go online and pack a shoebox without leaving their home.
Due to the province's recent announcement of going into lockdown with the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, CHVN will not be at St.Vital Mall as previously planned on November 19-21.
This year CHVN is asking people to drop off their boxes at the locations mentioned above or go online to support Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.