Socks sent overseas to help less fortunate children

Published: 16th November 2010

Socks sent overseas to help less fortunate children
People from the all over the world are donating shoeboxes full of everyday items as part of the operation Christmas Child program.

Christmas socks, toys, sweets, tooth brushes, pencils and other essential objects are being sent off around the world to brighten the winters of the less fortunate.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to fill and wrap a box full of goodies and take it to their nearest drop off point- which can be found on the website of Samaritan Purse - who run the scheme.

Last year, more than 1.2 million shoeboxes full of goodies were sent from the UK along with 200,000 from Ireland were sent to children living in difficult circumstances overseas.

Those wishing to donate a shoebox have until Thursday November 18th to do so before the gift is processed by volunteers and sent to its destination.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the special shoebox project.

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