One of the ways we help children around the world who are less fortunate than we are is by creating shoeboxes full of gifts. These shoeboxes are then shipped around the world by the organisation Samaritan’s Purse as part of the Operation Christmas Child project.
The boxes can be made up for either a boy or girl. You also choose the age group of the recipient: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. We ask each student to bring a gold coin donation that the teachers then use for purchasing of the gifts we put in the box. In the past some families have generously chosen to put together their own box.
Inside the box we include items from the following categories:
- Something to wear
- Something to love
- Something special
- Some things for school
- Something to play with
- Something for personal hygiene
Another item we will include in each box is a letter for the child who will receive the box.
What would you include in your letter to the child?
How have you helped people in need?