Operation Christmas Child swings into action

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Operation Christmas Child swings into action thumbnailHappy children receiving their Christmas shoebox presents.

DURING October and November, many in the Limavady area will be busy filling shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Christmas Appeal. The Samaritans Purse project began collecting filled shoeboxes for less fortunate children in 1990 and since then, over 150 million gift-filled boxes have been donated and gratefully received by children who are in need across the world.
Last year, 4786 were generously donated by people in the Limavady area and the boxes went to Belarus. The Northern Ireland Regional Manager for Operation Christmas Child was in Eastern Europe to distribute the boxes in December .
Daryl Nesbitt, said: "It was a great privilege and honour to be welcomed by the Eastern European people and to see the excitement and the joy that a shoebox brings to a child in need."
Daryl went on to describe what it was like during the shoebox distribution: "The excitement in the room was electric, the children literally were on the edge of their seats in anticipation of what they would receive.


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