Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildBoxes were distributed in September. Please fill and return the boxes to St. John’s no later than Sunday November 16.

These shoeboxes are for Operation Christmas Child, which is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse.

How it works: Each shoebox is filled by Canadians with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy, and is given to children regardless of gender, race, or religion.  When culturally appropriate, copies of a book entitled The Greatest Gift, which has been translated into 130 different languages, are offered to children after the shoeboxes have already been distributed. Learn more about the journey of a shoebox (PDF).

What we’re doing: Approximately 70 boxes were distributed on Sunday September 21st. Boxes need to be brought back to St. John’s by November 16th. Items do not have to be placed in a branded shoe box, you can put items in other boxes, Tupperware containers or tote bags. Adults who do not have children are welcome to participate in this project – they should give their items to Chantal Sathi and she will put together the boxes. Cash donations are also welcome, as it costs about $7 to ship each box to the receiving child.

Learn More: For information about how to pack the boxes, and about the project, please see the Samaritan’s Purse website.

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