Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to all our girls, staff, families and friends who donated shoeboxes filled with presents to be sent abroad to less fortunate children as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, with a mission to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities. Boxes are shipped outside the United Kingdom to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease.
Our Prep girls delivered our shoeboxes to Christ Church in Malvern on Friday 24 November as part of a bigger collection in Malvern.
These are just some of the things our girls had to say about their boxes:
“I sent one so people who don’t get presents, get one.” Emilia Ede, Year 1
“I sent a My Little Pony. I hope they play flying unicorns with it.” Sophie Clarke, Year 1
“I sent Haribo then a toothbrush and toothpaste so that my present doesn’t spoil their teeth.” Cece Catchpole, Year 2
“To make them really happy." Sylvie Hart, Year 5
“To make sure everyone can share in the feeling of Christmas.” Bessy Baxter, Year 5
“To give a child on the other side of the world an opportunity to enjoy Christmas.” Roseanna Gray, Year 6
“Because I would like to imagine how a child would look and how they would feel, when they opened their box from me.” Natacha Blankenship, Year 6
“To give a child on the other side of the world something to look forward to.” Hettie Smith, Year 6
Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have received shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.
To find out more about Operation Christmas Child, visit: www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/