The One Point continues with tradition to send 100 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to disadvantaged boys and girls around the world.
This year we packed 100 shoeboxes for children aged 4 - 10 with 50 of the boxes to be delivered to boys and 50 of the boxes to be delivered to girls. Each box is filled with essential hygiene items, stationery and school items, toys, games, and sweets.
The boxes are then packed up and collected by the charity Samaritans Purse who will then distribute the shoeboxes to numerous global locations reaching children whom would not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas.
This year we were able to make use of our event space as a base to organise our traditional Christmas activity. An invitation to all staff was sent out to help out with one of the many tasks involved including assembling boxes, organising items, packing, labeling and preparing them for distribution.
On the day, staff from all departments volunteered to take part and help spread Christmas cheer this year. Several of our staff even donated items they had collected themselves throughout the year.
This Christmas marked our 5th year of donating Christmas shoeboxes. From our archives, we were able to find images from previous years.