I guess there are very few children able to resist sweets! and that’s probably the case worldwide so in October we’ll collect some to put in our shoeboxes. We are not allowed to send chocolate or sweets containing chocolate e.g. Smarties and if the packets have a “sell by date” this must be March 2017 or later. Thank you in anticipation and I promise not to eat any!
If you have any other items of any sort that you’ve been collecting but forgotten to bring along to CCC now is the time to do it, as we will be packing and sending the boxes in November.
As you know Samaritan’s Purse suggests a donation of £3 for every box given to cover the huge transportation costs involved. Last year we well covered this cost and were also able to send a cheque to head office to enable many children to go on the Greatest Journey Bible course they are invited to when they receive their box. Whilst I have already been given some money from folk we need more! The bookstall is organising a coffee morning and sale on Saturday 5th November from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be Christmas cards and gifts on sale together with tea, coffee and delicious home-made soup (how can you resist?) So invite your friends and neighbours to come with you and enjoy a time of fellowship with us whilst also helping needy children at the same time.
Thank you for all you do in serving the Lord in this way, God Bless.