Thursday, 22 October 2009

Operation Christmas Child ...


Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan's Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through simple gift-filled shoe boxes. They are practical and a lot of fun.
Gift Ideas

Fill your shoe box with one or more items from each ‘something’:

SOMETHING TO LOVE
Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
SOMETHING TO WEAR
T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, thongs, etc.
SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH
Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips, scrunchies, etc.
(No toothpaste or anything liquid)*

SOMETHING SPECIAL*
Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note or photo of yourself.

Visit The Operation Christmas Child website to find out more and to find out where to drop your shoeboxes call 1800 684 300. There are drop off points all over Australia.

Hurry the last day is 25th October.
It also operates in the UK. I only just found the church newletter tonight about last years collection ...which I missed. You know what I am doing tomorrow.



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5 comments :

Kellie O'Neill said...

What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it. I'll a box, or two tomorrow.

SquiggleMum said...

Oh thanks for the reminder. I didn't realise they were due so soon!! The year is getting away from me...

Jayne said...

Wow, the year has really flown past!
Thanks for the heads up :)

Kelsey said...

WHat a wonderful idea!!

Cathy said...

what a wonderful idea! i so wish i had seen this post earlier! please post about this again next year as a reminder as I would love to participate.

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