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Still time online to send a gift-filled shoebox to a needy child

Shoebox World provides a quick way to fill up a shoebox with gifts for children in need worldwide ...

It’s not too late for people across the country to help Operation Christmas Child send gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children around the world this Christmas!
Over the past 23 years, through Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes in over 100 countries.
Whilst the deadline for dropping off shoeboxes has now passed, people can still take part through Shoebox World – a fun and interactive way to create a shoebox online. It’s a quick and easy way to fill a shoebox gift for a child overseas.
This year Shoebox World is compatible across all PC and Mac devices and tablets. Best of all, Shoebox World will now ‘scale’ to the smallest screens, including iPhones and Androids. So shoeboxes can be created online using any platform, anywhere, from as little as £15, right up until New Year’s Day!
People can choose from a great selection of toys, education supplies, hygiene accessories and other items. Samaritan’s Purse volunteers will then place the chosen gifts in decorated shoeboxes and send them for distribution overseas to vulnerable children, boys and girls between two and 14 years of age. 

Gift-filled shoeboxes created online can also include a personalised message and/or a photo for the child receiving their shoebox.
Samaritan’s Purse UK Executive Director Simon Barrington said: “We want to tell children receiving these shoeboxes that, whatever their circumstances, people in the UK do care about them and are thinking about them this Christmas.”
People wanting to create a shoebox online through Shoebox World need simply go to

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