Janet Lazarus has bought flat pack shoe boxes from Operation Christmas Child again for this year’s Christmas appeal. Last year we managed to fill 100 boxes, and we are hoping to fill 100 baxes again this year. You can contribute this year in various ways:
1.Fill the box yourself with your gifts. Add a ‘wow’ item such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. Now fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. See our Gift Suggestions below for more ideas. , suitable for a child aged 10 to 14, stick the boy/girl label on the box, and bring it into church. Please give the £3 shipping donation to Janet Lazarus (we will send all the donations electronically together)
2. You can donate gifts for a child aged 10 to 14 and we will fill the shoe box for you.
3. You can donate some money and we will buy the gifts and fill the boxes.
4. You can personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family. You may also like to pray for the child that will receive your gift.
Janet will be taking our shoe boxes to the collection point during the first week in November so she would like to have completed boxes by the end of October, please
Want to find out more about where your shoe box goes?
The £5 per shoebox for shipping costs enables Operation Christmas Child to send your shoebox around the world. If you complete your payment information electronically with Saamiritians Purse, Operation Christmas Child will email you a barcode that enables us to track the country that your shoebox is delivered to. So by paying electronically Alision can be e-mailed the destination country of the shoes boxes. For more information about this click here.
Since 1990 Operation Christmas Child has been blessing underprivileged children around the world with gift-filled shoe boxes. For more information and videos about the shoes boxes being recieved please go to the Operation Christmas Child website
For more information about what to put in a shoe box please see the PDF leaflet below, or for a larger image of the leaflet click on this How to pack a shoebox gift PDF link
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