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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Join the world's largest children's Christmas project.  Through Operation Christmas Child, we can show God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.  Each child receives a filled shoe box as an unconditional gift of love, based on need, regardless of their background or religion. We launch our appeal in October, ready for the filled shoe boxes to be collected in at our special service on 3rd Sunday of November - THIS YEAR - SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT 10.30 AM.
 
Shoe boxes are filled for boys and girls in the age groups 2 to 4 years, 5 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years.  Items from the following categories are included:
 
Toys - that a child can love like a cuddly toy (with CE label), doll, toy truck, skipping rope, small puzzle, musical instruments etc.
 
School Supplies - Pens, colouring pencils, sharpener & eraser, felt pens, stamp & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, colouring & picture books, solar calculators etc.
 
Hygiene Items - Toothbrush & toothpaste, bar of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
 
Other Items - Hat, cap, gloves, scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, wind up torch, jewellery set, sweets (must have best before date of at least March of the following year).
 
We are asked not to include any of the following items: used or damaged items, war related items such as toys guns or knives or military figures; clothing than as listed above, playing cards of the 4-suit variety, liquids or lotions including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted toys, sharp or fragile items, chocolate or food; anything of a political, religious or racial nature; books with mainly words.
 
A personal note and/or photo may be added.
 
We are also asked to include a £3 shipping donation for each shoe box (this can be made online or by cheque).
 
It is always wonderful to see the shoe boxes collected from our church, at the start of their journey. In previous years, our boxes have been received by children in Serbia, Kosovo, Romania and Ukraine.
 
If you would like to be involved in our shoe box gifts, there will be leaflets available in church, as well as empty shoe boxes. For more information, please contact Mark & Sandra Ellis - ellisfamily21bc@btinternet.com or you can visit the Operation Christmas Child website for all the details from the link below.
 

 

Operation Christmas Child boxes