Each year we send shoeboxes to children in other parts of the world who might otherwise not receive a Christmas gift. Filled and wrapped shoeboxes are donated from people within the church, local schools, and the wider community.
Thank you so much for packing a shoebox in 2020!
You were part of sending a fantastic 265,975 gifts of love from the UK to Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Together you equipped thousands of churches and groups to reach out generously to children in need in their communities, with the joy of a shoebox gift and the Good News of the Christmas story.
You are the people who make Operation Christmas Child possible and we love to provide you with feedback. Where possible we seek to share with you the country your shoebox was sent to, when you make a project donation using the online donation method. However, while we endeavour to ensure each barcode is scanned, very occasionally one can get missed due to human error or when we encounter technical difficulties with the scanner reading the barcode e.g. some print outs using ‘ink-saving’ modes do not scan well.
We have been supporting the work of Compassion through out Christmas and Mothering Day Services throughout this year, leading a Compassion Sunday service in August to share the amazing work done throughout the world. We will be looking for ways to continue this partnership into the future.