Operation Christmas Child.

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Christmas is filled with warmth, wonder, joy, love and laughter- for the majority. Every year Samaritan’s Purse sets out to spread love and happiness to children living in some of the poorest countries around the world. Operation Christmas Child is a project anyone can get involved with. It’s SO SO easy- a simple shoe box gift has the power to bring hope and smiles upon so many children.

Step 1:
Find an empty medium sized shoe box and wrap is festive paper- the lid and box separately.

Step 2:
Donate £3 for each box you send- you can do this online/telephone and you will receive a barcode to put in the box and a printable label. Print your label for either a boy or girl and mark the correct age category, then stick the label on the front of the box.

Step 3:
Fill your box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Then take your box to your local drop off point- you can find it online/telephone. Remember to prey for the child to will receive your shoebox gift.

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I decided to send two boxes- one for a girl and one for a boy. There are 3 age categories, I went for the ages 10-14. The gifts I included:
Toothbrush & toothpaste.
Notebook, pens & pencils.
Activity books.
Soap & sponge.
Sweets.
Teddy bear.

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Samaritan’s Purse also has loads of free resources on their website to add to the box. I printed and added the ‘About Me’ sheet, which gives the child information about yourself such as, country you’re from, favourite colour, animal, food etc.

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Fill a shoe box to let a child know that they are loved and not forgotten about this Christmas.

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