19 November 2013

Operation Christmas Child 2013

I thought I'd just drop by briefly to tell you a little bit about Operation Christmas Child - an amazing project in which thousands of people wrap up shoe boxes full of small gifts for underprivileged children across the world who might not otherwise receive anything for Christmas. Last year the Operation Christmas Child in the UK sent nearly 1 million boxes to children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia - personally I think that's a pretty impressive figure!

Operation Christmas Child

There are fairly strict rules about what you can and can't send, but the idea is that in every box a child will find some sort of toy, something educational like stationary, a hygiene item like a toothbrush and other small things like sweeties, gloves hairclips etc.

aLittleBlonde: Operation Christmas Child at United Church Dorchester

This year we sent two boxes - one for a buy and one for a girl. Sadly I didn't get a chance to include anything handmade this time round, but here's hoping whichever children get these boxes will like what they find when they look inside.

aLittleBlonde: Operation Christmas Child

If you want to find out more about Operation Christmas Child then why not hop on over to their website. Or visit the wonderful Forty Percent Fringe: Sixty Percent Face and Wild Olive blogs who have also done boxes this year.

Did you join in with Operation Christmas Child? I'd love to know what you sent if you did!

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