Lifetime office administrator Tamsin Naylor is once again doing her bit to bring Christmas cheer to under-privileged children around the world.
Tamsin is helping collect Christmas shoeboxes as part of the Samaritan’s Purse appeal.
Tamsin said: “The Christmas shoeboxes are a wonderful gift for a child who has nothing.
“For the last couple of years my colleagues at Lifetime have really helped make a difference, kindly making Christmas shoeboxes for underprivileged children around the world.
“We collected around 50 in total last year, which was a large contribution to the Samaritan’s Purse appeal.
“Well, it’s that time of year again when I come and ask!
“Step One: Wrap an empty shoe box in jolly paper (but leave it open) and fill it with little gifts suitable for a child overseas of a specific age group and gender (your choice). Arts and crafts, sticker books, toys, teddies and sweets (well in date) are good box fillers. Each box costs £3 to post, so a donation is a good idea and gratefully received with every shoebox. Chocolate and books aren’t generally a good idea for children overseas…
“Step Two: ‘Samaritan’s Purse’ then distribute the gifts overseas for us – bringing smiles to lots of underprivileged children.
“I think it’s a brilliant idea and you can even follow your box online to see where it goes!
“If you fancy wrapping a shoe box and filling it with little gifts for a child who’s got nothing overseas, then please do so – and bring it into the Lifetime Office before Friday 31st October.
“If making a box is too time consuming, then small donations are welcome to help cover postage. Each box actually costs £3 to deliver abroad, so a small donation is encourage by the charity with each gift, but anything is helpful.
“Not only this, but separate items would also be greatly appreciated. If you can think of anything you’d like to give, I am happy to create a box with items on your behalf.”
The following website below instructs how to pack a shoebox, and the leaflet attached gives more information: http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox/