Open your heart and fill boxes with gifts

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

FOR the sec­ond year run­ning, global work­place provider Re­gus, which has cen­tres in Hilling­don, is sup­port­ing a Christ­mas cam­paign to send present-filled shoe­boxes to needy chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing and war-torn coun­tries.

The five Re­gus cen­tres in the bor­ough are lo­cal drop-off points un­til Tues­day, Novem­ber 18 for the 2014 Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child shoe­box ap­peal.

Run in con­junc­tion with the char­ity Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse, the ap­peal in­volves filling shoe­boxes with toys and gifts to send to chil­dren over­seas in refugee camps, or­phan­ages, home­less shel­ters and im­pov­er­ished neigh­bour­hoods.

The Shoe­box Ap­peal is easy, fun, and brings in­cred­i­ble joy to chil­dren who are in real poverty or hard­ship.

Last year, work­places and schools sup­ported us by filling shoe­boxes with small gifts for chil­dren who have prob­a­bly never re­ceived a present be­fore.

In to­tal, Re­gus col­lected 5,000 shoe­boxes and we hope to do even bet­ter this year.

Shoe­boxes can be dropped off on week­days be­tween 9am and 5pm un­til Tues­day, Novem­ber 18 at the Re­gus cen­tres, at: Ox­ford Road, Uxbridge 11 Milling­ton Road, Hayes

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