Spectra staff donate shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Staff at Spectra Packaging have yet again illustrated their generosity by filling shoe boxes for charity.
Employees have been packing small shoeboxes in their own time for Samaritan’s Purse International Relief UK who are running the Operation Christmas Child appeal.
Also known as The Shoebox Appeal, Operation Christmas Child helps poor and disadvantaged children in underdeveloped and war torn regions around the world.
Small shoeboxes are filled with a variety of items that are sent to either a boy or a girl covering age categories from 2 to 14 year olds.
Planning & Logistics Co-ordinator Shaun Huskisson who arranged the venture said, “Last year we ran the Operation Christmas Child appeal and had an superb response from staff, this year has been no different. Staff have thought very carefully about the contents of the boxes and understand what a huge impact the gift box can have on the lives of those children”.
Recommended items to include in each box include school supplies, hygiene items, toys as well as a personal note and photograph so the recipient child can see who packed their box.
As well as filling the shoeboxes in their own time, staff paid for the items from their own pockets, with the company also agreeing to pay the £5.00 postage cost for each of the filled boxes sent out.
Joe Maynard, Managing Director at Spectra said, “It’s incredibly heartening to see the effort our staff take in charitable appeals such as this one. Our employees have been involved in a number of charitable initiatives over the years and continue to show fantastic generosity and humility, I believe they are a credit to the company”.
Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to help communities in need (in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) across the world.
A non-profit organisation, the charity provides support and emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Established for over forty five years, Samaritan’s Purse has offices in a number of countries and runs campaigns in countries such as Iraq and Nepal as well as natural disaster projects such as hurricanes and flooding.