Shoebox appeal

Samaritan’s Purse is calling on all churches, schools, workplaces, families and individuals in Angus to help achieve a remarkable milestone, that of delivering their 100 millionth gift-filled shoebox during this year’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) campaign.

Angus Regional Manager for OCC, Chris Thomson says: “We are one of the UK’s largest annual children’s charity projects, distributing over one million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children at Christmas time last year. We are already finding throughout Angus many individuals and groups are creatively going the extra mile in a number of ways including hosting coffee mornings, special concerts and shoebox parties. It’s really helping us towards our 100 million challenge.”

To find out how you can be part of the 100 Million Shoebox Challenge, visit for instructions on how to complete a gift-filled shoebox in time for the November 18 deadline.