Operation Christmas Child 20121 minute read

We would like to take part in this year’s Operation Christmas Child which sends filled Christmas shoeboxes to children in the poorest countries all over the world who would otherwise not receive a gift at Christmas. Last year we had a superb response and Gomersal St. Mary’s set over 70 boxes. Please send in anything from the ideas below and we will make up as many shoe boxes as we can. Please send the gifts into school to your child’s class teacher or to Class 2 before the 12th November. Check out The Samaritans’ Purse Website for more details… Thank you.

We're doing Operation Christmas Child

All gifts should be new!

We’d love you to choose from one or more of these 4 categories:

Any donations of cash will be gratefully received and will be used to send the shoeboxes £2.50 per box. Please send in any shoeboxes or left over Christmas wrapping paper you may have.

Please do not send any of the following!

  • No food especially chocolate – non-chocolate sweets are allowed.
  • 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 sharp objects, scissors or razors.
  • No novels.
  • Nothing of a political nature.
  • No hand-knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark.

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