Thank you to everyone who participated in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. The boxes have now been counted and collected and are at the distribution centre being sorted, and packed into shipping containers ready to be shipped around the globe. If you donated online and added a barcode to your box, you should hopefully receive an email in January informing you of the destination of your box.
We are pleased to announce that we sent a total of 285 boxes this year. These gifts are invaluable to a child who has never received such a gift before. It is a powerful symbol of hope that someone, somewhere, cared enough to pack a gift meant just for them. Without your participation, the charity Samaritan’s Purse would not be able to reach the children that are in need, and a shoebox that has been filled with gifts and packed with love has a big impact on a child at Christmas time.