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Items to buy in April - Cuddly Toys

My favourite pictures and stories from Operation Christmas Child are those with children receiving cuddly toys.

“When I lifted the lid on my purple plastic shoebox, the first thing I saw was a stuffed dog. 766 more words


The Purpose is not Always the Purpose

These pink shoes were bought for a purpose, which didn’t end up being the purpose, because God had another purpose in mind a year later. 663 more words

Items to buy or make in January - Hats, Scarves and Gloves

Regular shoebox shoppers will know that buying items throughout the year can keep costs down.  Operation Christmas Child has their own suggested items to focus on each month.  1,230 more words


Why do I support Operation Christmas Child?

I can be quite private about my giving and think this is often the best way to be.  I don’t want to show off about anything and tend to give quietly and without fuss.  613 more words


Leadership Is Packing Shoeboxes

1,092 shoeboxes were collected, packed and delivered to Operation Christmas Child in Calgary. This is wonderful. I’m ecstatic. But, knowing that Samaritan’s Purse Canada delivered 664,525 of these boxes in 2016, this delivery, although very unique and special might be considered tiny. 284 more words



In response to an annual appeal from the  Outreach Committee, the congregation and local community have prepared around 200 gift-filled Christmas shoeboxes for homeless young people in Edinburgh who are using the support services at  32 more words


Shoebox Bargains and Crafts UK

I’m setting up this Blog as an extension of my Facebook page, ‘Shoebox Bargains and Crafts UK’.

With friends and family I’ve been making up shoeboxes for… 221 more words