The Droitwich store is appealing to customers to get into the Christmas spirit by filling shoeboxes with children’s stocking gifts, for the Samaritan’s Purse charity.

Shoeboxes needed before Friday 15 November!

They are collecting present-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, from now until Friday 15 November. The initiative, which has been running since 1990, has seen the Samaritan’s Purse charity hand out donated boxes to more than 113 million boys and girls in over 130 countries. 

The necessities 

The store will have a collection box in store where shoppers can drop off their shoeboxes. Customers are asked to fill a box with toys, school supplies, hygiene items or clothing and to label the box whether it’s for a girl or boy, and the age category (2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years).

Emma Singh, store director at Specsavers in Droitwich, said: ‘We’d urge customers to participate and help us support this great cause that helps children in developing countries. Samaritan’s Purse carries out fantastic work helping children, particularly at Christmas time when it can be extremely difficult for families.’ 

Boxes should be medium in size and labels are available to print from the Samaritan’s Purse website. The charity also asks for a £3 donation per box to cover shipping costs. 

About the charity

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. 

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