SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Operation Christmas Child


October 2016

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”

Warehouse Food Status Update
October – December 2019

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse. Items marked in RED are at critical levels

Our urgent needs are…

  • Juice (long life)
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tinned Tomatoes

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible so, although it takes an extra second or two, it really helps us if you can check the dates.

If you need to find out where you can drop off your donations, please click the link below and scroll down the page for options.

Thank you for your support.

Updated: 04/09/2019