Thank You! Our Shoe boxes went to Belarus!
Thank you for sending a shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child. Because of you, a child in Belarus received a gift to remember. Your gift was one of 77,904 shoeboxes sent from the UK to Belarus and 11.2 million packed globally
Once more children in need, all over the globe, experienced the joy of a simple shoebox gift and the hope that comes with knowing they are loved and not forgotten. Children like those living in Nadeshda, who a visiting OCC team met on a recent distribution trip. Many of these children are suffering from health problems as a result of the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago. Nastya is being treated for a related blood disorder and low immune system. When she opened her box she nearly burst with excitement at the sight of the Barbie doll. She couldn’t believe the doll was for her. Nastya took each item out of the box and then carefully repacked it, making sure everything was there and that her precious Barbie doll was on the top of all her gifts. Then she wanted to see everyone else’s box and it was soon clear she was the only one with a Barbie! When asked what was special about the Barbie doll she said, “I think it looks like me!”