Operation Christmas Child - Samaritans Purse Shoe Box Appeal 2017
Over the last few years St Ronan’s Church has kindly donated many shoe boxes, filled with gifts for Children. Many thanks to all who contributed to this appeal last year, in which gift boxes were sent to countries in and around the pacific region.
St Ronan’s Church, as last year, has registered with “Operation Christmas Child” as the shoebox drop off point for this area. Christian Radio Stations will be broadcasting advertisements for Shoebox Sunday and will be informing listeners of the names of churches who have registered to be drop of points. St Ronan’s will stock the shoe boxes and information sheets.
Samaritan’s Purse has changed the lives of children through Operation Christmas Child since 1993. Every year, generous people across the world lovingly pack shoe boxes with gifts – simple yet powerful messages of God’s unconditional love.
And when a child opens a shoe box, they’re opening more than a present lovingly prepared just for them, they’re opening up their community to a world of life-changing opportunities.
National collection month:
For more information go to New Zealand 0800 684300 Link
PLEASE CONTACT Colin Dalziel on 562 7238 for information leaflets and shoe boxes. Suggestions for gifts to suit children of different ages, along with prohibited items, are shown on the leaflet, such as: something to wear, to love, for school, to play with, personal hygiene, and something special.
A donation of $10 is required in an envelope with each box to cover freight costs. Donations can also be made through the Samaritans Website where you can follow your box and be advised where it has gone.
Filled boxes should be brought to St Ronan’s Church on or before
Sunday 29th October 2017
After morning Church Service they will delivered to the local collection point and continue their journey from there.
Colin Dalziel 562 7238 Organiser
Reg Weeks 027 491 5947 Interim Moderator