Charity at Christmas
Last week I posted about #OperationBlogger, part of Samaritan’s Purse UK’s #OperationChristmasChild campaign, where you pack a shoe box of presents for an underpriveledged child. I have been busy shopping for all my gifts and wanted to share them with you all, before I take my shoe box to be shipped off.
I chose to pack for a girl aged between 10-14. I think this is quite a tricky challenge, as there can be a huge difference between girls these ages, but I have two younger cousins- Katie is 10, Sophie is 14, so I tried to keep them in mind when buying my gifts.
I got most of my bits and bobs from Primark and Superdrug, where they do some really great items really cheaply (so I could fill my box with as many goodies as possible!). I also got some stationary bits from Morrisons and some festive tissues from The Spirit of Christmas fair I went to last weekend. There are four categories of gifts, and Samaritan’s Purse UK ask that you chose at least one item from each category. So here’s what I chose:
Heart shaped sticky notes
Glitter pen set
Hairbands (packaged to look like a lollipop)
Festive print tissues
Moisture cream soap
|Cuddly reindeer toy
One Direction games pack – includes sweets, games, a keyring, badges and cards
|2 pairs of gloves
A pack of 4 bracelets
A canvas bag with fox print on
Festive sweets – marshmallow snowmen and mix jelly shapes
I also popped in a Christmas card, and my £3 donation slip, which means I’ll be able to find out where in the world my shoebox gets sent to (I’ll make sure I update you all too!)
It was really fun to go shopping for gifts, and it’s great to know that I will help make a difference to an underprivileged child this Christmas. I really hope the girl who receives my box likes what I picked out for her! Overall I think I spent about £20, plus the £3 donation, and am really pleased with the quality and amount of gifts I got for this price. You can spend as much or as little as you like though- every little bit helps!