Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Every year, St. Michael's participates in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. 

This year's appeal was 'officially' launched at our Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 9th October (10.15am). All the filled boxes were collected in at our Lighting of the Christmas Trees service on Sunday 27th November (4pm).

We received 218 for this year's appeal, with 78 of those from Myland School. Thank you and well done everyone!

The shoeboxes are filled not only by our Church members but also by members of the many organisations which meet in the church, Myland Parish Halls and around Myland. Together we help to fill children's lives with joy as the shoeboxes contain gifts for children who live in situations where they have very little of anything, and who would otherwise receive no presents at Christmas.

It's a good idea to start thinking about your shoebox early so that you can purchase items for it throughout the year. May we suggest that you read the official guidance from the Samaritan's Purse website: click here.

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and leaflets will be available again from the Church Office when the 2017 appeal is launched. You can also use your own shoebox and wrap it in Christmas wrapping paper (please wrap the box and lid separately). It's a good idea to use an elastic band to help keep the lid in place. Please do not tape your box.

If you have any questions about the Appeal, do contact us or pop in to any of our services. Thank you for making up a Shoebox!