Friday, September 26, 2008

Got a spare shoebox Sue?

In 2007 over 300,000 children received a shoe box gift because of the passionate involvement of people like you. This year we hope to reach out to even more children who are caught in the midst of war, famine, natural disaster and extreme poverty… and show them that they have not been forgotten!
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 gift-filled shoe boxes.

It provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple but hands-on project that has the power to transform children’s lives.

In 2007, our teams in Australia and New Zealand delivered over 300,000 gift-filled shoe boxes to South East Asia and the South Pacific. Globally, Samaritan’s Purse distributed an estimated 7.6 million shoe boxes to children Samaritan’s in 105 countries.

As each shoe box gift is delivered, it is treasured by the child that receives it, and is a lasting reminder that he or she is precious to God.


loobyloo said...

we do this every year through the kids schools, helps them to realise how lucky they are

Patty said...

Yes, that's a good lesson. I gave my kids pocket money, which they banked every week, and didn't ouch it. At the end of the year, 50% stayed in bank, 30% went to whatever they wanted to buy, and the rest 20% went to buy kids xmas prezzies, which we gave to charities.