Dearne Valley College (DVC) has sent Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around the world by filling shoe boxes filled with treats as part of Operation Christmas Child 2010.
Various curriculum areas and staff from the Wath based college prepared and contributed to filling over 60 boxes.
Collected from the Wath based college, the boxes will now travel to children in hospitals and orphanages, or for those affected by wars, natural disasters, housed in displaced persons camps, homeless shelters and impoverished neighbourhoods in time for Christmas.
Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest annual project run by Samaritan’s Purse, whose aim is to send a message of hope to children in need around the world through donated gift-filled shoe boxes. The project enables caring individuals to fill ordinary shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, warm clothes, toiletries, sweets and other gifts.
Since 1990 the project has brought the joy of Christmas to millions of boys and girls around the world.
Grace Rogerson, DVC Enterprise Co-ordinator commented:
“It’s great to see that shoe boxes have been prepared by our students and staff for children around the world who are less fortunate than us. Although we may never know who receives our gifts – our small contribution let’s children know we are thinking about them”.
For further information about Operation Christmas Child visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk