Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

4525 boxes were sent from the Carlisle area at the end of 2015 to Kiev in the Ukraine. A massive blessing to the children in that unsettled area.

Watch out for coffee morning dates with our friends at the URC as we support this fantastic charity.

Every year, methodists at tithe barn are involved in Operation Christmas Child, sending boxes filled with love and goodies to needy children. The first boxes were sent to Romania in response to the plight of orphaned children there.

Boxes should be filled with:

  • something to keep you clean - flannel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • something to cuddle
  • something to play with - ball, playing cards, doll, skipping rope, car
  • something for school - pens, pencils, crayons, colouring pencils, lined paper, unlined paper, ruler, calculator, eraser, sharpener
  • something to keep you warm - hat, gloves, scarf
  • something yummy - sweets
  • £3 donation to send the box
  • and ... anything else that might make a child smile!

There are things not to send - anything that might break or leak or is war related. Chocolate is also a no no due to import restrictions in many countries. Snakes, frogs and playing cards are also a no.

Our Shoe Box service this year will be held on 18th November 2018.

Have a go ... we can guarantee that this is the best Christmas you will ever give.

For more information on what should and shouldn't go in a box, countries delivered to, and wonderful knitting patterns, please visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child.