Despite COVID-19 lockdown, many keen shoebox packers have been knitting, sewing, creating and are ready to begin packing shoeboxes.
Operation Christmas Child is set to have its first packing day of 2021 on Tuesday, April 13 at Lithgow Baptist Church from 10.30am.
The event will kick off with a 'Gifts of Love' morning tea involving food, fun and friendship.
Packers can expect to feel safe with COVID-safe policies in place to ensure all are kept healthy and food will be served individually packed.
Shoebox packing will follow. People are encouraged to bring new items in the six categories for inclusion suitable for age groups 2-4; 5-9; 10-14 girls and boys.
- SOMETHING TO LOVE (soft toy, doll)
- SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH (ball, rope, puppet, marbles, musical instrument)
- SOMETHING TO WEAR (t-shirt, shorts, skirt, beanie, cap, sandals)
- SOMETHING FOR HYGIENE (soap, washer toothbrush, hair items)
- SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL (book, lead pencils, coloured pencils, chalk, pencil case)
- SOMETHING SPECIAL (bag, jewellery, craft, personal note, photo).
All are welcome. For more information contact Kerry or Val Morris 0406241616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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