Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal 2017

We are very excited to be taking part in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal again this year, and we need your help! 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.

Pastoral classes are collecting items, which will then be collated by a group of 6th form students and the RE department.

Items can also be dropped off at main reception. If you would prefer, you can make a donation towards the projects and shipping costs, and this can be made via cash or cheque.

The deadline for items is Friday 20th October. 

Once the shoeboxes are complete, they will be sent to children across the world, bringing joy to them this Christmas time, because after all Christmas is for Sharing. Some of the children receiving the shoeboxes have nothing, or very little, and being given a box of presents this Christmas, makes such a difference to their lives.

Please see the below examples of the items we are collecting:

What goes in my shoebox?

Donation Ideas

Please avoid the following items:

Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.

If you would like more information in relation to this appeal, please visit:

https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/occ-videos/