Operation Christmas Child 2020

This year Operation Christmas Child will still be collecting shoeboxes full of gifts for children across the world who would otherwise not receive any gifts at Christmas. The Runway Coffee Shop will again be supporting Operation Christmas Child and is a drop-off point for you to bring packed shoeboxes or gifts to contribute towards them.

If you would like to join in, completed shoeboxes and gifts such as stationery, hygiene items such as soap and toothbrushes, and small toys can be brought to St Michael’s Church next to the green or The Runway Coffee Shop at the back of the church on Thursday or Saturday mornings. Please note that food items, toothpaste and any lotions or liquids cannot be included.

If you would like to be involved but are still isolating at home you can pack a shoebox online. Please go to shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk and they will take you through the process. This is a really worthwhile project to support, and is needed more than ever this year.

Please note the last day for bringing gifts or shoeboxes will be Saturday 14 November.

Revd, Christine Pinder

Shotley and Erwarton WI

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