Operation Christmas Child – Help Us to Make a Real Difference

Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child – an initiative of the Christian relief and development agency Samaritan’s Purse – has been bringing smiles to the faces of under-privileged children around the world with gift-filled shoeboxes wrapped and packed by children and adults in the UK.

It’s a campaign that thousands of schools, churches and other organizations from across the UK get involved with between September and November each year and is now the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal.  These shoeboxes are distributed via the Christian church network in countries around the world on the basis of need alone.  Each shoebox is an unconditional gift, given to a child in need with nothing asked for or expected in return, no pledges, no obligation to go to church or attend classes, no strings attached.

Join the Crickhowell High School Operation

Would you like to join the Crickhowell High School Operation.  If so, it’s simple.  If you’re planning on buying some shoes over half term or you have an empty shoebox lying around at home, wrap the box and lid separately in colourful Christmas wrapping paper.  Attach the appropriate label to the top, clearly indicating whether your shoebox is for a girl or boy, and selecting the age category of either 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14.  Attach the label to the top of your shoebox.   Labels can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Shoebox Labels

Fill the shoebox with a selection of fun toys, school accessories or hygiene items and add a £5.00 donation, to cover the cost of collection, processing, transport, customs clearance and delivery to 17 countries direct from the UK.  Please place your donation inside an envelope and put the envelope on top of the gifts inside the box.  The downloadable leaflet below details a wide range of gift ideas for girls and boys of all ages:

Shoebox Gift Ideas

Once your shoebox has been wrapped and packed, please bring it into school and either give it to Miss Chloe Davies or hand it in to the school office.  Any shoeboxes delivered later than the date shown below cannot be processed.

If you would like some more information about Operation Christmas Child, click on the link below and download the Shoebox Parent Teacher Guide.  You can also download a map showing you which countries the organization delivers to.

Shoebox Parent Teacher Guide

Shoebox Distribution Map

Thank you for helping us to make Christmas extra special for an under-privileged child somewhere in the world!

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