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59 Boxes Prepared for Operation Christmas Child

31/10/2013
 
59 Boxes Prepared for
Operation Christmas Child
 
 
Thanks to the efforts of the staff and students of Toolooa SHS, Miss Cooper was able to deliver 59 shoeboxes to the Operation Christmas Child collection centre last week.  This is a fantastic effort and Miss Cooper and the Gladstone co-ordinator for Operation Christmas Child would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who got involved and made a contribution to this wonderful charity.
 
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 2012, 308,263 gift-filled shoe boxes from Australia and New Zealand were delivered to children in South East Asia and the South Pacific. Over 8 million children around the world received shoe boxes last year. Over 130 countries have received shoe boxes since 1993.
 
When a child opens a shoe box, they’re opening more than a present lovingly prepared just for them.
 
The boxes bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world.
As each shoe box gift is delivered, it is treasured by the child that receives it.