The Church of Christ the Servant in Abbey Meads is again a drop off point for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, writes Rhona Hawkins.
This year Operation Christmas Child hopes to deliver the millionth shoebox since it launched in 1995. Over the last nine years, the Church of Christ the Servant has collected over 5,000 Christmas shoeboxes which have been distributed throughout Eastern Europe, Africa and central Asia.
This year why not make a special connection with a child overseas by filling a shoebox? For box content guidelines, pick up a leaflet from the church or see www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk.
Shoeboxes are distributed to children based upon need, regardless of their background or religious beliefs. Last year the shoeboxes from this area were distributed in the Ukraine. You can even follow your own shoebox by registering online to find out where it went.
Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the church until 25 November, at the following times: Monday 1pm to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 2.30pm, Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm, or come along to our Shoebox Service on 25 November, 10.30am.
For details call The Church of Christ the Servant on 01793 701437
Pictured: Box collectors last year