Shoebox Appeal – 2016

Here are just a few of the Shoe Boxes that our children collected for this years ‘Operation Christmas Child’ appeal, the world’s largest children’s Christmas project.

Our boxes have been collected and will join over a million other boxes gathered from all over the UK by the humanitarian aid charity, Samaritan’s Purse, who distribute the gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children overseas, in need at Christmas.

These little boxes may be the only present that these children receive throughout the year and as well as enclosing a few small gift items, often becoming treasured possessions, hygiene items and useful learning resources are also collected. The boxes also help to demonstrate to the children that they are not forgotten and being thought about by others, as they celebrate the joyful festival that is Christmas.

Thank you to all those for your kind contributions.

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