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Operation Christmas Child 2016

Operation Christmas Child 2016
This term the school will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child Appeal. 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.
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. It is very important that each box also includes enough money to cover the cost of shipping the box ($9). The best way to do this is to pay online, so that you can print a bar code to attach to your box.  You will then receive an email early in 2017 to let you know which country your box was sent to.
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.
This year, many classes will be asked to work together to complete one or two boxes. Any students who would like to prepare a box on their own (or with their family) should see Miss Cooper in the Science Staffroom and she will give you an official box and all of the information that you need to be able to prepare your box correctly (there are strict rules about what cannot be placed in the boxes).
Last year the school prepared 73 boxes that were then sent to South-East Asia and the South Pacific. Hopefully we can prepare an equal or greater number of boxes this year.
Ideally, all shoe boxes should be completed and returned to Miss Cooper in the Science Staffroom by Thursday the 8th of September.
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