Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child

51 filled shoeboxes have been collected by the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. 23 boxes were contributed by church members and parishioners, and 28 boxes by Backwell Church of England Junior School.  £103.50 in cash donations was also handed over to Samaritan’s Purse.

Many thanks to all who have given time and effort to produce such a fantastic contribution from the Benefice.

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. They are part of the global Samaritan’s Purse family that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.

Operation Christmas Child aims to give a shoebox full of gifts to children that would otherwise have nothing. Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

For more information about the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child click on the logo (opens in a new window).