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Operation Christmas Child

Posted by simdude101 (correspondent) from Cardiff - Published on 02/12/2013 at 10:38
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  • Operation Christmas Child

Yn Gymraeg // Welsh version

Operation Christmas Child works to supply children in developing countries with presents at Christmas time. 

The project is run by a Christian organization called Samaritans Purse. The presents are put into a shoebox and then wrapped up in wrapping paper. 

Next they are collected from designated places such as Churches and community centers. They are sent over to the countries and the children there get them around December 25th. 

Items that the organization wants in the boxes include: 

  • Tooth brushes
  •  Soap
  •  Sweets (shelf life until around march next year)
  •  A toy
  •  Stationery 
  • A hat, gloves or scarf

 It's too late to fill a box personally but you can still create a shoebox gift online by donating the money for the gifts in your box. This scheme is run every year so don't forget to make a shoebox yourself for next year.

Please give a child a Christmas they will never forget. Thank you.

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Commented 29 months ago - 2nd December 2013 - 12:35pm

Our church does this. We collect about 100 shoeboxes every year!

simdude101 (correspondent)

simdude101 (correspondent)

Commented 29 months ago - 3rd December 2013 - 13:38pm

thats great. soo does my church! :)

simdude101 (correspondent)

simdude101 (correspondent)

Commented 29 months ago - 5th December 2013 - 13:39pm

they are running out of time for shoeboxes

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