Operation Christmas Child Appeal

Operation Christmas Child Appeal

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 by filling a shoe box with suitable gifts for a girl or a boy. Return to CotH by Monday 12th November.

Final Shoebox collection date Monday 12th November.

We would like as many people as possible to fill a shoe box with suitable gifts for a girl or a boy aged 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

If you need a reminder on what to do either pick up a leaflet from Church, log on to the Operation Christmas Child website or speak to any member of the Family Service Team.

Shoe boxes should be large sized (boxes are available now in the overflow area), with the box and the lid wrapped separately in Christmas wrapping paper and secured with an elastic band (Please do not stick the lid and box together with sticky tape!)

Please include something from each of the 4 categories. Ideas to fill your box can be found below:

Toys: soft toy, ball, finger puppet, small jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument, skipping rope, trucks, cars, dolls, animal snap etc
School Supplies: Felt pens, writing pens, pencils, crayons, pencil sharpener, ruler, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, stamps, solar calculator etc.
Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, stick deodrant etc.
Other Items: Wrapped sweets (sell-by date to be at least March of the following year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces, hair bands etc.You can also include a note or greetings card to the child and a photo of yourself / your family.

nb: boxes will be checked before being sent off, so please use an elastic band rather than sticky tape to attach the lid & box together. Please do not include: used or damaged items, war related items (eg: toy guns, soldiers, knives); chocolate or other food items; liquids and lotions including bubbles; medicines, hand made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; marbles or sharp objects; glass containers; mirrors or fragile items; clothing other than listed above, books containing lots of english words.

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