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Charitable Hearts

I am grateful on this day, 
Thursday 9th December 2010,
for Charitable Hearts

The one I'm thinking of today
is my very own
Charlotte.


Every year along with other charitable works 
here in the UK
'Operation Christmas Child'
gets under-way,
known as the 'shoe box appeal'.


Each shoe box is decorated


and filled with goodies,


labelled for boy or girl,
and taken to the collection point.


Last year 1.2 million shoe boxes
'bursting with joy'
were sent to
Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, 
for children in need.


Visit ~ Share the Joy Thursday at ~
 Meri's Musings


Comments

OMG!!!!
what a great idea!
i like how you stuff all that cutie things and colorful that is super cool creative, this is indeed something is making me feel inspired to do it here too!
thank YOU!!!
i may copycat you, is that ok?
Meri said…
Oh what a lovely thing to do and I love it that each box is decorated, rather than just wrapped. The box itself will be something to treasure and fill with little memories. This tradition brings joy to the givers and the receivers -- how cool!
Charlotte said…
I wonder where our shoe boxes are now and who will be opening them? I am grateful to you Mum for your help this year. I haven't done this many boxes before. For any that are interested in the charity it's here:
http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/

I hope all the children love their goodies :)
rebecca said…
giving is pure JOY!!!!!
foxysue said…
Carmen, that is more than okay, spreading 'the love' is what we blogger's do best! If you return to this post Charlotte has pasted the information for you, although it isn't a direct link.

Much love to you. x
a wonderful idea, at any time of year i'm sure!
Jane said…
Beautiful gifts from you and from Charlotte! I am missing girlfriends and sisters now, and hope to be with them again soon.
xo
Jane

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