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Shuttle drop-off point for annual children's Christmas charity
AN ANNUAL children’s Christmas shoebox campaign has launched in Wyre Forest.
Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to disadvantaged children in Africa, eastern Europe and central Asia.
It is the 22nd year of the initiative run by the Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and development organisation.
A statement for the charity said it had delivered boxes to 94 million underprivileged children since 1990.
It read: “It is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project.
“Last year, children and adults from across the UK got involved - including many churches, schools and workplaces - wrapping, packing and sending nearly 1.1 million shoeboxes full of gifts to disadvantaged children.”
To get involved in this year’s campaign, visit operationchristmaschild.org.uk or call the helpline on 0870 011 2002.
The Shuttle’s office in Blackwell Street will be once again be one of the drop-off points for the boxes. The deadline for people’s donations will be 1pm on Friday, November 16.