We all spend hours (days, weeks or even months) preparing for Christmas, making it special for our families and friends. Amongst all of this try and spare some time to do something good for those who are disadvantaged and who won’t be as comfortable as you this Christmas.
A good way to help others is to take part in a shoebox appeal. Last year, through Operation Christmas Child, over 1.2 million shoeboxes packed full of gifts and goodies were wrapped, packed and sent to children in disadvantaged situations by children and adults in the UK. Operation Christmas Child
is the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal and has been running for over 19 years.
All you need to do is find a standard sized shoebox and fill it with things like felt pens,pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber, colouring book,notepad, picture/puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of wrapped soap etc and then take the box to one of the drop of points.
Companies, churches and other organisations can help by collecting boxes and encouraging their staff and members to help.
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