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Norfolk shoebox appeal needs storage premises

SamaritanPurseSwaziland450The Norfolk branch of Operation Christmas Child is seeking premises for its team of volunteers to store the thousands of shoeboxes that the county’s churches, schools and voluntary groups donate each year.


Operation Christmas Child is an annual project run by the Christian international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse.  Used shoe boxes are packed with small toys, educational supplies, sweets and other gifts for young children who could otherwise receive no Christmas present at all.

Last year people in Norfolk sent almost 10,000 boxes to Kosovo while 146,000 were sent from the eastern region and 912,000 from the UK as a whole.

Collating, sorting and packing the donated shoeboxes is a mammoth task and the charity has a venue in Fifers Lane in Norwich to sort the boxes but still needs premises to store the boxes from the end of October until the beginning of December when they will be picked up by lorry.
  
If you know of suitable premises, or want to get involved in preparing your own shoeboxes, please contact Area Co-ordinator for Norfolk Shirley Barber on 01263 735100 or sbarber12@btinternet.com

Read our previous story on this topic.

To find out more go to www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk
 


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