Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
Only nineteen short weeks before Christmas will be here which means it is that time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child. Over the years, we as a college community have blessed hundreds of children around the world with a shoe box packed with love. Families are invited to join us again this year to fill boxes to share the gift of Christmas with the less fortunate around the globe. Families can participate in the Operation Christmas Child campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box and or a monetary donation that would be used towards postage.
More information will be shared with the students throughout the coming weeks. However, please we encourage you to watch the linked video that allows you to see first-hand the impact the gift of a shoe box can have on an individual. The Operation Christmas Child site is a great resource to look for donation ideas, understand the process and track the box you donate! The document ‘How to Pack a Shoe Box’ is a great reference when packing your shoe box. This document is in the pack you will receive when you purchase a shoe box.
Donations will be collected until through October. Shoe boxes can be purchased at reception for 50 cents. All donations can be brought to your child’s Homeroom. When postage is paid for online you can also track your box. Each year our goal is to donate more boxes than the previous year, therefore, our goal is to donate 175 boxes in 2016!
- Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCUTaIvGzI4
- Operation Christmas Child website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Emma Ford and Claire Deretic
Project Care Coordinators