operation christmas child is the world's largest children's christmas project, run by the christian charity samaritan's purse. We have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990, bringing joy and into the lives of over 94 million underprivileged children. contrary to what some believe, they do not place christian materials in the boxes, or expect the children to go to church, or believe anything. They give unconditionally to children who are badly in need. you can read their truth statement here
filling a shoebox for a child in need has become a tradition of ours each christmas time. it allows us to give a little back, and helps the girls to understand a little of the world, and a little of how lucky they are. we've been carefully choosing some gifts today, a teddy, yoyo, flannel, soap, toothbrush + toothpaste, a colouring book and some crayons, a hat and gloves, a puzzle and some sweets. the girls spent a long time picking out just the right things. hopefully this box will put a smile on a little girls face! you can find out how to take part here or create a box online here
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