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Operation Christmas Child


Now that Halloween is over and done with, I am definitely feeling the christmas spirit. It won't be long until my tree is up and I can finally get the mistletoe out, waheyyyy!

This year I decided to get involved with Operation Christmas Child - a project run by the Samaritan's Purse charity.

"The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced love through the power of simple shoebox gifts."

I am not religious in any way, shape or form... but sometimes it just feels nice to be a good human. I haven't done one of these boxes since I was back in primary school and this year it just felt right.

Before packing your shoebox, you need to pick a gender and age range to specifically buy for. On the Samaritans Purse website, they have ready-made labels that you can print off, as well as some suitable gift suggestions and local drop-off point information.

I decided to buy for a boy aged 10-14 years and my mum bought for a girl aged 5-9.

For my shoebox, I limited myself to a £10 budget. This may not sound a lot, but it's surprising how many nice little things you can actually buy for this amount!

As well as this, I have also donated £5 online to cover shipping fee's, which also allows me to track my shoebox and see where it ends up!

For more information on this project, check out their website here.

Also, if you're thinking about putting together a shoebox yourself - be quick, as the deadline is November 18th!

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