From children to seniors, every year people pack shoebox gifts to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving.
Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country and this year staff and volunteers from Maybury Open Door in Harlow are committed to packing 50 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Up to Thursday 20th October 2016 they have managed to pack 35 boxes already, with only 15 more to go, thanks to people from the centre and Harefield Church making various donations. They have also managed to raise £80 towards the £150 needed to support the transportation costs of the boxes going abroad through holding raffles, which is an excellent achievement.
Community Worker Karolina Sadowska who is coordinating this work commented
“I am really pleased with the progress we are making with the shoeboxes and have no doubt that we should reach our target of boxes and cash sometime soon”
Michael Roberts Charitable Trust
Tel 01279 724 515
Registered Charity No. 1065006
Registered Company No. 3439299
The Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT) is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and receives no government funding. We are non-judgemental and inclusive, providing assistance to people of all backgrounds and all faiths or none who are found to be in genuine need. For more information contact email@example.com
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me…” Matthew 25:35-36