Every year, pupils at St George’s Junior School take part in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. The idea behind the Shoebox Appeal is simple. Children and adults wrap and pack shoeboxes with a range of gifts and take them to a convenient ‘drop-off point’ to be later taken overseas to reach underprivileged children.
Each shoebox is an unconditional gift, given to a child with nothing asked for, or expected in return.
During the last couple of weeks, children at the Junior School have been bringing these boxes into School. A total of 307 boxes have been dispatched and it is hoped that these will bring lots of happiness to the children that are going to receive them.
Operation Christmas Child is a campaign that thousands of schools, churches and other organisations from across the UK get involved with during September, October, and November. In fact, it is now the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal.
Marta Rolon, School Chaplain, said of the collection:
“Hospitality was one ofConstant van Crombrugghe’s values (he was the founder of St George’s Weybridge in the 1800s) and through this act of sharing, each child will be ‘like the sun that fills the sky with light each morning’.”