Randy Craft carried several gift-filled shoeboxes at Whitesburg First Baptist Church on Nov. 15. The boxes will be delivered to less fortunate children in at least 100 diff erent countries including the United States as part of Operation Christmas Child. Whitesburg First Baptist Church serves as a collection center for southeast Kentucky/southwest Virginia. Last year the Whitesburg church collected 11,727 shoeboxes. The gift-filled shoeboxes can be dropped off at the church from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday (today) through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, 12 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, and from 3 until 8 p.m. on Monday. Nov. 22 is the last day to take shoeboxes to the church.