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Gloucestershire asked to help reach Christmas shoebox target

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

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Gloucestershire residents are being urged to help Operation Christmas Child reach targets of 100 million shoeboxes.

Shoe Zone and Stead & Simpson will be helping the charity event reach the goal by acting as drop off points for the shoeboxes, which are filled with Christmas gifts for children in need.

Over the past 22 years, the Samaritan's Purse charitable project has seen 94 million shoeboxes to more than 100 different countries.

Owner of the shoe stores, Charles Smith, said: "Each year over the past four years we've helped collect at least 40,000 shoeboxes at our outlets across the country.

"This year we're delighted to say that our stores will be helping Operation Christmas Child reach this amazing achievement to help impact 100 million lives." Full details of drop-off points and instructions on how to complete a shoebox, before November 18 deadline, visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  November 09 2012, 5:08PM

    Good luck - pity the charity does not distribute free contraceptives or help people appreciate value of not multiplying under conditions where food and shelter are short. And why the great giving only at Christmas? How do they stay alive rest of the year?

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