Operation Christmas Child Shoebox
Sunday 31st October 2021
On Sunday 31st October at our morning service at 11am, we will be making up Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
If you would like to or prefer to make up Shoeboxes at home, you are welcome to pick up at least 2 empty, flat packed shoeboxes as well as a hat and scarf, bar soap, a toothbrush and a flannel, for each box and labels, from the church building either on a Sunday morning or during office hours in the week (from Tuesday 19th October) . You can then take them home to fill, and making sure that the items are suitable for the age of the child you choose. A list of allowed and disallowed items for the Shoeboxes can be found below.
If you are making them up at home, you will need to return them by November 2nd, ready for collection.
We really encourage you to take part and get involved. These Shoeboxes continue to bring joy to children around the world as well as enabling us to show the love of God to them.
If you have any questions please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01344 487744.
Yes Please! We’d love you to choose from each of these 4 categories:
Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument.
For boys; trucks and cars.
For girls; dolls, clip on earrings, etc.
Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
Hairbrush, comb, hair clips.
Toothbrushes, flannels and soap will be provided by the church
Gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.
All gifts should be new, please include items from each category!
No thanks, these items should not be included…
No food especially chocolate.
No medicine or vitamins of any kind.
No war related items: Toy guns, soldiers or knives of any kind.
No clothing other than listed above.
No fragile items: Glass containers, mirrors.
No liquids: including blow bubbles, shampoo, bubble bath, toiletry sets or aerosols.
No dangerous items: Any sharp objects, scissors or razors.
Nothing of a political nature.
No hand knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark.
Don't forget to read the small print...
Due to import regulations, all gifts should be new and comply with the conditions listed above. Please make sure your gifts are age appropriate and that you do not send any items in a shoebox (intended for a small child), which might be swallowed or mistaken for sweets
Make a donation - To help with the cost of transportation we will be asking for a donation of £5.00 per box.
For more information and how to find us please click here.