We have started our work for the 2017 Operation Christmas Child UK Shoebox Appeal. Packing of shoe boxes will be on Sunday 19th November between 10:30am-12noon in the church hall.
We need to now collect as many items as possible and OCC provide a useful guide of what to pack:
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 and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped sweets (best-before-date must be at least March of the following year).
Do Not Include
Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.
Please bring all items and place in the large box located in the foyer and any monetary gifts to help towards transportation will be gratefully accepted by Andy or Sandra Smith.