NMBC has supported Operation Christmas Child for many years asking members and regular visitors to fill shoeboxes with gifts which will go to a centre where they are processed before being sent to children in the poorest regions of the world.
NMBC will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child again this year (2023).
If you are not able to get to the shops you can pack a box online. Follow this link: https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/. OCC are encouraging us all to pay online for our boxes. Also by paying online you can request to know which country your box has gone to. Please make sure to place the bar code in the box.
There are lots for packing ideas and resources on the OCC website, please take a look.
There are also a number for craft ideas as well. Customs restrictions have changed and you can now include homemade toys.
Please bring your filled shoebox back to the church no later than 19th Nov.