Collection dates begin next week for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry connected with Samaritan’s Purse.

The ministry collects and distributes toys, school supplies and hygiene items, packs them in shoeboxes, and sends them to children in third world countries.

The collection center is at First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw.

Collection dates are as follows:

Monday — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday —  5 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday — 5 to 8 p.m.

Nov. 18 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nov. 19 — Noon to 2 p.m.

Nov. 20 — 8 to 10 a.m.

For more information, call Anna Jackson at 574-265-6942 or the church at 574-267-8952.