Operation Christmas Child set to launch in Wyre Forest

AN ANNUAL children’s charity campaign is set to launch in Wyre Forest with a sport theme ahead of the Olympics.

Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts for children who face poor conditions in several overseas countries.

This year the shoeboxes will be sent to Belarus and Romania.

The charity’s area coordinator, Shirley Butcher, said: “With 2012 being an Olympic year we are asking supporters, old and new, to think about including some sporting items in their shoeboxes.

“As well as putting in welcome Christmas gifts and educational items, we hope people may include something like a tennis ball, skipping rope or small football.”

It is the 21st year of Operation Christmas Child, one of the UK’s largest annual children’s charity projects. It is an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and development organisation.

To participate in this year’s shoebox campaign visit operationchristmaschild.org.uk or call the helpline on 0870 011 2002.

The Shuttle office in Blackwell Street will be one of the drop-off points for the boxes. The deadline for people’s donations will be 1pm on Friday, November 18.

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4:32pm Fri 21 Oct 11

The Fossa says...

I can't believe that the Shuttle is still supporting this 'childrens charity campaign' when so many others have dropped it like a hot coal.
It's not about sending nice little gifts to poor children. It's about the indoctrination of a religion that is not theirs.
What you don't see on the colourful leaflets is the Evangelical side of it all.
MISSION STATEMENT
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

So the spiritual side comes first, the box is a bribe to attend classes, read religious literature and denounce their own religion and those that believe in it, then they get the 'gift'.
'our Operation Christmas Child project has made it possible for countless orphans around the globe to receive shoe box gifts and learn of the Savior’s love through our Gospel literature and discipleship program.'
Do some research into other charitable groups, or at least do some on the missionary work that Samaritans Purse International do and maybe come up with something new next year?
I can't believe that the Shuttle is still supporting this 'childrens charity campaign' when so many others have dropped it like a hot coal. It's not about sending nice little gifts to poor children. It's about the indoctrination of a religion that is not theirs. What you don't see on the colourful leaflets is the Evangelical side of it all. MISSION STATEMENT Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. So the spiritual side comes first, the box is a bribe to attend classes, read religious literature and denounce their own religion and those that believe in it, then they get the 'gift'. 'our Operation Christmas Child project has made it possible for countless orphans around the globe to receive shoe box gifts and learn of the Savior’s love through our Gospel literature and discipleship program.' Do some research into other charitable groups, or at least do some on the missionary work that Samaritans Purse International do and maybe come up with something new next year? The Fossa
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