High School Preparation students participated in the Operation Christmas Child – Pack a Shoebox as part of BROWNS Elevate initiative this month.’ Operation Christmas Child’ is run by The Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Australia.
Each year they ask people to fill a shoebox with gifts for underprivileged children around the world & deliver them for Christmas. It is often the first time these children have received Christmas presents.
Each shoebox has 6 items in it:
-something to wear
-something for school
-something to play with
-something for personal hygiene
-something to love
Each group packed the gifts they bought into shoeboxes & wrote a personal little Christmas note for the 8 lucky recipients of the boxes, which included a little about themselves & a Christmas wish.
Students then went with their teacher to the local collection point for Operation Christmas child – Juice 107.3 fm radio Gold Coast.
They met the breakfast DJ Matt & saw the studio where he works as well. Juice staff took a photo of us, so keep your eye out on Facebook for that.