We are once again supporting the charity Samaritan’s Purse in their project ‘Operation Christmas Child’, which looks to send a shoebox of presents to children abroad so that children can enjoy Christmas. We will be collecting items to make up shoeboxes for boys and girls aged 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14. All items need to be brought to GPCC by Sunday 5th November so that we can drop them off and ensure they are delivered on time.
The following items are needed (please bear in mind all items must fit into a standard size shoe box.)
* Toys (dolls, small cars, cuddly toys, skipping ropes, yo-yos, small puzzles)
* Stationery items (pens, pencils, crayons, felt pens, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, erasers, stamps, ink pad sets, stickers etc.)
* Hygiene items (wrapped bars of soap, toothbrush, comb or hairbrush)
* Clothing (scarves, winter hats, gloves, sunhats, sunglasses, socks, jewellery, hair accessories)
No liquids, toy guns, toothpaste or sweets are allowed.
It costs £5 per box to send the shoebox abroad, so if you are able to contribute towards the cost of postage, that is also a way to support this project.
Thanks in advance for your support!