Operation Christmas Child

OCC shoe boxes (close up)Our church supports Operation Christmas Child (OCC) – the world's largest children's Christmas project. We invite you to play your part by filling a shoebox and help bring hope and happiness to some of the world's most disadvantaged children this Christmas.

To prepare your shoebox follow the instructions on OCC's website, or pick up a leaflet from the church office. The instructions include suggestions for suitable gifts, along with details of items that are not permissible.

The shoebox and its lid should be wrapped separately in Christmas wrapping paper, and secured with a rubber band. This is so that boxes can be checked for customs compliance, after which they are sealed. Do not wrap any of the items you put into the box.

A suggested donation of £5.00 is required to cover project costs, including shipping. This should preferably be paid online, or you can enclose it with the shoebox.

You can drop your shoebox off at the church office between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm any weekday until Friday 13 November 2020.

What happens to the shoeboxes?

Loading the lorry with shoeboxes At the local depot, volunteers pack cartons full of shoe boxes from various churches and schools. The cartons are then loaded on to a large transporter lorry.

Lorries leave depots all over Britain packed full of shoeboxes from churches such as ours.

OCC is an initiative of Samaritan's Purse, a Christian relief and development organisation which works through local churches to demonstrate the love of God to families and children in need across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Page last updated: 28th December 2020 12:59 PM