Samaritan's Purse

Operation Christmas Child is  the world's largest childrens's Christmas appeal with a heritage of over 19 years.  Shoe boxes are packed with gifts, toys, educational supplies, clothing, and hygiene items and are sent from the UK to children in hospitals, orphanages, Internally Displaced Persons camps, homeless shelters and improverished neighbourhoods. In 2014,850,638 shoe boxes were sent from the UK to children in parts of Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

It may be small but the gifts in a shoe box can change a child's life. For some of the world's most disadvantaged children, the shoe box could be the first Christmas present they have ever received in their lives. All shoe boxes are given to children in need, with no regard to their background or beliefs. They are delivered with integrity and with respect to the local culture. Where culturally appropriate, a booklet will be available of Bible stories, which gives a message of hope and an explanation of the true meaning of Christmas - God's gift of His Son, Jesus.

In November 2016 Merrow Methodist Church sent 77 shoeboxes. Since 2002 we have collected over 1200 boxes.

Go to our Links page to see the latest information on this years news on the  Operation Christmas Child website.


Organisations we support
Webpage icon Action For Children (AFC)
Webpage icon Embrace the Middle East (previously Biblelands)
Webpage icon Embrace the Middle East Sponsored Child
Webpage icon Items collected
Webpage icon Teddies For Tragedies
Webpage icon Traidcraft