From the 17th of October, Maritime Radio teams up with Samaritan’s Purse to start the Shoebox Appeal 2022 Sometimes we take for granted the socks or small treats we get for Christmas but this year you can bring a smile to a young child’s face when you prepare a Shoebox for Christmas. Operation Christmas Child is Samaritan Purse’s charity initiative to ensure that every child looks forward to Christmas every year.
These special gifting Shoebox would contain a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. If possible, include one or two extra special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs, including shipping, to enable a local church or group overseas to lead a safe, well-organised children’s event where your shoebox will be given to a child in need.
Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family.
You can find more information on their website on how this charity works and how you can make a difference to someone in need this Christmas.
If you are interested in packing a shoebox, please find the list of items you may pack inside an old shoebox here: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox/#gift_suggest and all you have to do is drop your packed box off at Shrewsbury house with the following details:
[Boy or Girl items or can be gender neutral] Maritime Radio/ Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal 2022