Operation Christmas Child
12th October 2018
Once again, this year we will be supporting Operation Christmas Child; a Christian charity organisation that sends gifts to children around the world who would otherwise not receive any.
We are asking children who wish to participate to bring in items from the list below, or, if you wish, a completed box.
Toys- include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE labels), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc. School supplies- pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks, solar calculators, colouring and picture books etc.
Hygiene items- toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
Other items- hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped up sweets (best-before-date must be at least March 2019).
Please 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.
There is a suggested donation of £5.00 for each box to be sent to the children who will receive them. We are asking our students if they would like to contribute their spare change so that we can post their boxes to recipients. If you are sending a complete box, please attach a suggested donation of £5.00 and a label stating the gender and age range of the recipient (age categories are 2-4, 5-9, 10-14).
For further information, see the Operation Christmas Child web link below.
We would ask that contributions be brought to school by Friday 9th November. Thank you so much for your support with this initiative. I know that the students are very excited about doing something wonderful for another child.
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