Thursday, 8 November 2007

Operation Christmas Child

A message from Polly, our Children's Work Apprentice

'Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project, run by the a Christian relief and development charity Samaritan's Purse International. Every year they send Christmas presents and goodies in a shoe box, to desperately needy children all over the world. Last year 1.247 million children in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Africa received shoe boxes and for many, it was the only Christmas present they received.

This year, the Co-mission is taking part and it would be brilliant if we at CCB pulled out all the stops to bless as many little ones as possible. Simply take an empty shoe box, wrap it in gift paper (lid and box separately) and fill it with toys, educational supplies, hats and scarves and other items that will bring joy to a child's life. Stick on a label indicating whether it's suitable for a boy or a girl, and then bring it to church on Nov 18th along with £2 to cover transport etc.

If you have any questions, then do contact Pollyanna on or 07779 60318, and do feel free to fill more than 1 shoe box!'