RUPERT — The Grace Community Church will host a community shoe box packing party Nov. 4

The event is part of the Operation Christmas Child Program.

Everyone is welcome to help.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church, 100 N. Meridian Rd.

The party is family friendly.

Needed items include school supplies, small toys for children ages 2-14, wash cloths, bars of soap and toothbrushes. All items must be new and fit in a shoebox.

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Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham.

Since 1993 the program has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled boxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of the children it is the first gift they have ever received.

To donate items, call 208-431-1640 or 208-431-2865.

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