Operation Christmas Child

18 Nov

A few weeks ago my hubby found £5 on the street. We put it on the mantlepiece and vowed not to touch it.

I managed for several weeks not to spend it on wine or cake or any other essentials and instead I put it towards our Christmas shoe boxes.

Last year the children and I decided to take part in Operation Christmas Child.  I thought that it would be a good way for them to think about other children who may suffer a harder life than themselves.

The children are both quite sensitive to the plight of those less fortunate and were very enthusiastic about the idea, helping me to choose what we should put inside our boxes.

Although we are not religious ourselves, it is an amazing charity that sends shoeboxes full of gifts to disadvantaged children around the world. None of the things that we put in the boxes cost a lot,  but they were all little things that small people would get pleasure from.  Ours contained a little pack of crayons, a little colouring book, a little toy, some sweets and a toothbrush and toothpaste.



It did turn into a bit of a race against time today as the deadline is tomorrow and I am as un-organised as ever. So I found myself at lunchtime racing around collecting boxes and last-minute bits to go inside. The poor Bo was whisked out of school straight to the nearest drop off point and back again just in time to pick the Livster up from Sports club.

At least it got there on time and the children know that someone less fortunate will get something on Christmas day.

I think it was £5 well spent.




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