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24 November 2020 No Comment

This information came direct from the East of England Regional manager and supplements David Ford’s recent notices.


Even During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Everyone Can Bless a Child in Need

The first lorry-load of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes packed online has already been assembled by our team, and despatched for Belarus to reach excited children in need in time for Christmas!

Each gift-filled shoebox is a box of hope and a great way to share the love of God around the world especially during the COVID-19 crisis.  We hope to send our next precious cargo of Shoebox Online boxes to Nigeria and Liberia.

Trish Ellse, Regional Manager for Operation Christmas Child in the East of England, is excited to share a NEW feature created to make Shoebox Online packing extra fun for groups to join together in, and reach even more children with the true meaning of Christmas!  Custom webpages that allow you to track the progress of your church, group or event toward a faith-filled Operation Christmas Child shoebox goal! 

It’s simple:  create a goal page through Shoebox Online, then just upload an image or logo, write an encouraging message, and decide how many shoeboxes you want others to pack.  We will send you a unique link for your goal page so you can share it by email or on social media.  Then, spread the word, pray, and watch your goal tracker as it represents more children blessed with a wide smile and a sense of hope!

It is also still possible to pack and bring your shoebox gift to one of our drop off locations.  National Collection Week has moved in England to the 5th – 14th December, to coincide with the ending of the latest restrictions.  Please refer to our drop off location finder nearer the time to find the most convenient location to you.

During this pandemic, children need hope now more than ever.  So, as God brings opportunities around the world, we want to provide as many gift-filled shoeboxes as possible for our local church partners to deliver – with the Good News of Jesus Christ – to boys and girls in need. 

Declare His glory among the nations – Psalm 96:3

Trish Ellse


Regional Manager East of England | Operation Christmas Child

Tel: 07525814920

Email: trish.ellse@samaritans-purse.org.uk

Web: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Victoria House, Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5EX

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