Students at Brixham College have once again been pulling out all the stops to make it a brighter Christmas for under privileged youngsters in countries less fortunate than ours.
Students and teachers at Brixham College have been showing some early Christmas spirit; donating gifts and packing them into shoeboxes so they can be sent to children who have been the victims of poverty, war, disease or natural disaster.
The scheme, which is called Operation Christmas Child, is run by Samaritan’s Purse UK and since it was established in 1990 has provided over 100 million gift filled shoeboxes to children who wouldn’t otherwise receive a present.
Jane Whitcombe, Teacher of Beliefs & Cultures at Brixham College said: “We can’t believe the amount of goodwill, enthusiasm and support we receive for this initiative every year and are always hugely proud of the generosity of our staff and students. Once again they’ve risen to the challenge to fill an amazing number of shoeboxes packed full of thoughtfulness with all the essentials and gifts that children both want and need.”
This year, 148 boxes were donated and packed by children in every tutor group from years 7-13 before being collected by local volunteers of the charity and tracked on their journeys around the world. The Samaritan’s Purse charity works with local churches, schools and orphanages in the receiving countries who arrange events where the shoeboxes are handed out to some of their neediest children.
For more information about Operation Christmas Child go to: http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.ukFollow