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Operation Christmas Child

Until Thursday 26th November 2020, OWPS is collecting boxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal.  Find out more...

The mission of Operation Christmas Child (run by Samaritan’s Purse) is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ at Christmas.

For some children, this is the only gift they will have ever received. In these difficult times, many are struggling to make ends meet or to come to terms with a change in lifestyle – but the poorest of the poor are most affected and children need to know they are loved; today more than ever.

Click  here for a video of how shoeboxes change lives.

If you feel able to pack a box or simply give a small gift to the shoebox appeal, Orton Wistow Primary School are collecting both filled shoeboxes and individual items which will be safely packed and processed by a local church group.

Gifts can be dropped off in the school reception, between now and Thursday November 12th and into prepared collection boxes until Thursday 26th November. Thank you!

What to give (all new items please):

  • A “WOW” toy such as Lego, a teddy, musical instrument, football, game, craft, play-doh
  • School and stationery supplies – pens, pencils, rubber, pencil case, calculator, colouring book
  • Hygiene items – soap, flannel, hair clips, hairbrush
  • Other – hat and gloves, sunglasses

What NOT to give:

  • Playing cards
  • Sweets or toothpaste
  • War toys

Click here for more information on packing a box.