Operation Christmas Child 2018 & 2019

2018 Appeal

St James supported the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal again in 2018.


UPDATE: Our support for the 2018 appeal saw 74 filled shoeboxes sent from our congregation, and our Messy Church. Thank you. This year our shoeboxes were among 24,424 delivered to The Middle East, and part of a total 511,200 sent to children in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.  Click here for more details of what this has meant for the children of the Middle East. 

2019 Appeal

In 2019, and after 12 years, we took a break from filling shoeboxes. Instead we encouraged folk to pack and take their own boxes direct to the local collection point in Reading, or to donate online and have Samaritan’s Purse pack and send on our behalf.

If this is all new to you and you want to know more about the appeal and the work of the organising charity Samaritan’s Purse please click here.