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Operation Christmas Child 2014


Operation Christmas Child 2014

Well done to everyone who got involved in this year’s Operation Christmas Child Appeal. Miss Cooper delivered 50 shoe boxes from the Staff and Students of Toolooa State High School to the drop off location (MP Liz Cunningham’s office) in week 2 of this term.

This wonderful charity is run by Samaritan’s Purse, an international group that operates in impoverished countries all over the world. Much of their work involves helping communities provide some of their most basic needs – such as water filters, schools and medical treatment and many other things. These things help the entire community – but each year it is OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD that truly brings a smile to the faces of the children in these villages. Last year a record 316,323 boxes were sent from Australia and New Zealand. Most of these boxes went to children in South-east Asia and the South Pacific.
The appeal involves preparing a shoebox of items for an impoverished child. Each shoebox contains at LEAST ONE item from SIX basic categories: something to love, something to play with, something for school, something for personal hygiene, something to wear and something special.
When a child opens a shoe box, they’re opening more than a present lovingly prepared just for them. They’re opening up their community to a world of life-changing opportunities. 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.
Joanne Cooper—Science Department.