CRESTVIEW — A kick-off for Operation Christmas Child includes a guest speaker, inspirational stories and information on the program.

First Baptist Church will host a Never Too Early for Christmas kick-off 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at its fellowship hall, 171 Hickory Ave. W, Crestview.

The event also includes shoebox craft demonstrations.

The Operation Christmas Child program is part of Samaritan's Purse, a nonprofit, faith-based organization. It provides shoeboxes of gifts and necessities to children in need around the world.

See www.samaritanspurse.org for details.