This year the collection week is November 15-22 with Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church acting as the drop off centre. A message from Janeal Blair:
As we look forward to Christmas and start to think about presents for our loved ones, I would like to remind you about the Samaritan’s Purse shoe box appeal which our church kindly supported last year. As a result of your help, Northern Ireland sent 20,636 individual boxes to children in Serbia, Moldova and Albania. These shoe box gifts deliver good news and great joy, bringing priceless smiles to the faces of children in need around the world and show God’s love in a tangible way.Janeal Blair
How can you help?
- Pack a shoebox at home with your personally selected items. (If you don’t have a shoebox handy, Janeal can provide them.) https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox/#gift_suggest
- Collect items for shoe boxes which we will be happy to pack for you. Click the link for more information: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-ashoebox/#gift_suggest
- Use the online option to “pack “ a shoe box: https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/
- Volunteer to help process the boxes at Mallusk between November 22 and 27. This is an opportunity for individuals or organisations to really get hands on with the process of preparing boxes for onward transportation. You can book your slot via the online booking system: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/seasonal-processing/
I would like to thank everyone from Trinity who has helped with this appeal in the pastJaneal
as it would not be possible to spread God’s love in this way without your help and support.
If you need any further information or advice on what to include in your shoe box,
please get in touch.