OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
WHAT IS THE OCC SHOEBOX APPEAL?
The Shoebox Appeal is run by Operation Christmas Child who aims to show God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT SO MUCH?
A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. We are able to be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.
HOW DO I CONNECT AND GET INVOLVED?
Pick up a box (or decorate your own), fill it with love and gifts for a child (check out our naughty and nice list for guidance), and deliver it to our drop off points at church or the office. OCC suggestion a donation of £5 to help cover their expenses.
This year we are aiming for at least 250 boxes, better get packing!
Here is the Operation Christmas Child website for further info and contact details: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/