Donate a shoebox of gifts to Operation Christmas Child appeal

A child in Kyrgyzstam receives a shoe box from from the Samartan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal during Christmas 2010
A child in Kyrgyzstam receives a shoe box from from the Samartan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal during Christmas 2010
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Samaritan’s Purse is appealing for churches, schools, businesses and individuals to help make a final push towards helping reach its target of supplying one million gift-filled show boxes as part of this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal.

Boxes can be dropped off at Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in High Street, Stamford and Sycamore Harley Davidson in North Street, Uppingham.

The drop off deadline is Monday.

Samaritan’s Purse UK executive director Simon Barrington said: “With the November 18 deadline for people to drop off their shoeboxes fast approaching, we need everyone to pull together, to go the extra mile, so that children in the most difficult circumstances will know that someone cares for them and is thinking about them this Christmas.”

After 23 years, the global efforts of Operation Christmas Child have enabled Samaritan’s Purse to reach 100 million disadvantaged children in 156 countries.

The UK operation is hoping to send another one million gift-filled shoeboxes this year.

For more about this year’s campaign and for instructions on how to wrap and pack shoeboxes and what to put in them visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk