Thanks to the generosity of those who make donations for their tea/coffee after the morning services in
St. Thomas’s, we have been able (yet again) to “purchase” Gifts for Life for the benefit of The Leprosy Mission International to the value of £250.
The children in the Junior Church chose these gifts:-
3 x orthopaedic sandals @ £10/pair = £30
3 x packed school bags @ £10/bag = £30
2 x “clothes and throws” for hospital patients @ £10/set = £20
2 x nutritious food for hospital patients @ £30/monthly portion = £60
1 x 10 coconut trees @ £15/pack of 10 = £15
2 x handy helper wristband @ £7.50 each = £15
2 x “train a health worker” @ £40.00 each = £80
Total = £250
*OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2019*
The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift begins with you.
A shoebox gift packed with love can have a huge impact!
We urgently need lots of items to fill our shoeboxes, which will be packed on the morning of Sunday 17th November 2019.
If you are able to help in any way with providing gifts, please pick up a suggestion slip or use the gift suggestions list below. We also appeal for any monetary donations to assist with the shoebox transportation costs.
Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste can no longer be included in shoeboxes.
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, slinky spring, matchbox cars etc.
Due to more stringent import regulations, sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes.
Do Not Include
Used or damaged items; clothing other than as listed above; war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate, sweets or other food items; seeds; aerosols; toothpaste, lotions or liquids of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers or fragile items; books with mainly words.