Massena students working with world’s largest Christmas project
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 5:14 pm

MASSENA -- The St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau is partnering with students at Massena Alternative Education in Operation Christmas Child, which bills itself as the world's largest Christmas project.

The operation has community members fill shoe boxes with gifts for children in more than 100 countries.

OCC says it has delivered boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene products and small toys to 77 million children.

To learn more about how to pack a shoe box visit

Collection sites are set up at churches in Massena, Winthrop and Ogdensburg at New Testament Church, 262 Andrews St., Massena Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Victory Baptist Church, 601 St. Hwy. 11C, Winthrop, Monday to Thursday 6 to 8 p.m., Friday 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday non to 4 p.m.; New Life Assembly of God, 929 Park St., Ogdensburg, Monday to Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Collection is also being done in Canton at the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau in the Human Service Center, 80 St. Hwy. 310, Suite 4. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.