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Shoebox Packing Party
It is time once again to launch the annual Shoe Box Appeal for children in need in Central and Eastern Europe.
Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, run by the relief and development organisation Samaritan’s purse. The project enables individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses and community organisations to fill ordinary shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, hats and scarves and other gifts for needy children. With the help of churches and thousands of volunteers, these gift-filled shoe boxes are collected, processed and delivered to children in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, homeless shelters and impoverished areas around the globe, regardless of nationality,political background or religious beliefs.
The information leaflets and posters are in churches and the final date for handing in the boxes will be on Remembrance Sunday November 13th. Pick up a leaflet to help you fill your own box or come to a packing party like the one in Newton Flotman
Last year we sent 156 boxes from the Benefice and with your help we hope to match this or achieve an even better
amount this year.
There will be a community packing party at Cafe Church in Newton Flotman School after school on November 10th. Please come with your children to join in box-wrapping and packing. Filling a shoebox is a simple and fun thing to do but it is a great practical way of showing love with children who have very little in material terms. Just come along!
Any of the following items would be gratefully appreciated to be used in the making of Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child: They can be brought to cafe church on the day or dropped off at Newton Flotman School in advance.
Wrapping Paper Empty shoe boxes Cuddly toys (new, unused, not hand made) Toothbrushes Toothpaste Bar of Wrapped Soap Flannel Pads of paper
Picture books Pencils Pens Crayons Pencil Sharpener Hats Gloves Scarfs
Small ball Toy cars/ trucks (but not military vehicles) Passenger plane
Children’s jewellery (nothing sharp) Hair accessories New Dolls Skipping ropes
Thanks so much for your kindness
Contact Sally for more details - 01508 470762
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