Community members get involved with Operation Christmas Child

Natchitoches Farmers Markets’ Coordinator Valerie Balthazar, Assistant Coordinator Sharon Durham, and Charity Runs, Inc. President Michelle Longlois filled boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. They filled many shoeboxes with items such as toys, school supplies, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals, hair accessories for girls or boys ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

The shoeboxes will be collected during National Collection Week, Nov. 15-22, at First Baptist in Natchitoches. The shoeboxes will be delivered by boat, plane, motorcycle, camel, elephants or many other modes of transportation to over 150 countries.

If you are interested in more information go to or call Brenda Ingram at 471-9415