At Postcode Anywhere we have had an amazing response to our Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal. We delivered a notable 25 boxes to Stock N Lock Self Storage Centre located at Venture Business Park, Worcester.
Organised by international relief and development organisation Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is an initiative that distributes literally thousands of filled shoe boxes overseas. The brightly covered boxes are crammed with small gifts and then given to some of the poorest, underprivileged children at locations throughout the world.
Operation Christmas Child is just part of the fantastic charitable work that Samaritan’s Purse get involved with as it has been providing support to people facing crisis in all parts of the world since 1970. The charity responds to global disasters and emergencies along with its ongoing work improving sanitation and water in poverty-ridden communities world-wide.
Responding rapidly to major global issues Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a team to provide direct patient care to Ebola victims in Liberia recently, where it has had a country office for more than a decade. The team includes doctors, nurses, logistics personnel, and experts in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
As a business Postcode Anywhere prides itself on giving discounted services to many major international charities including Oxfam, Unicef and Save the Children to name but a few. Chief Technical Officer Jamie Turner said he believes that the Shoe Box Appeal is so popular because it’s a very personal gift and one that gives the giver a great deal of self-satisfaction.
“Operation Christmas Child is a popular giving concept embraced by young and old alike more for the reason that if a person gives a donation to a charity you never really know where that money ends up. For example the donor may be supporting a project or a campaign on a much larger scale where you’re contributing a tiny proportion towards helping an extremely worthy cause.
“Our team has been really excited at the prospect of children opening up their shoe boxes on Christmas morning and bringing some joy and comfort to communities who have very little to look forward to.”
To find out more visit http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk