At CCBC you can tell when Christmas is coming, not because shops are selling presents and covered in decorations, but by the appearance of shoe boxes!
For many years CCBC has participated in Operation Christmas Child… a.k.a. the Shoebox Appeal. Pam MacMillan co-ordinates the campaign making sure the boxes are gathered, packed and sent to the distribution centre in Evesham.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, run by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse. We have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990, bringing joy and the hope of Jesus Christ into the lives of over 94 million underprivileged children.
Last year, children and adults from across the UK got involved – including many churches, schools and workplaces – wrapping, packing and sending nearly 1.1 million shoeboxes full of gifts to disadvantaged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk to find out more.