Operation Christmas Child
We partner with Samaritan's Purse on an annual basis, to send shoeboxes to children in war-torn or developing countries, bringing them hope and showing them love, at a time when many children globally, will receive presents from loved ones.
In 2019, 56 shoe-boxes came directly from our church members, but over 80 boxes in total were left at our church building in Trent Road, as other people used our church as a drop off location. However in 2020, 268 shoeboxes were donated! What an amazing response! If you were involved in this, thank you for your support!
Samaritan's Purse shoe-box appeal went to 127 countries in 2019, we believe that the majority of the boxes from CCC went to Liberia and Moldova. We are informed that if you donate online for the transport costs, you can "follow your box" and find out where it went to! The past year, Samaritan's Purse had the green light for over 70 countries globally! From the UK they sent shoe-boxes to:- Albania, Belarus, ‘Central Asia’ (a closed country they are unable to name, otherwise the gifts will not be allowed into the country), Liberia, Nigeria, Moldova and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
However, shoebox online orders can be placed right up until Christmas, Samaritan's Purse can and do receive shoebox gifts all year! You can find more about the OCC on their website here.