Angus aid for needy children worldwide

THE GENEROSITY of Angus supporters has helped a children’s charity reach an important milestone.

The Samaritan’s Purse announced this week that they had delivered their 100 millionth aid shoebox during Operation Christmas Child 2012.

The project has been running since 1990 and has delivered shoeboxes filled with simple gifts to children in over 100 countries.

This year Angus residents contributed 800 shoeboxes to the project which were sent to vulnerable children in Belarus and Serbia.

Angus regional manager for Operation Christmas Child, Chris Thomson, said: “I would like to thank the volunteers at our local collection sites and all those who packed an Operation Christmas Child shoe box gift.

“For some of the children who receive these gifts, this shoe box will be the first gift they have ever received.

“Thank you again to everyone who took part in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope to children worldwide.

“We’re so grateful that despite the recession and the hardship everyone is feeling people have really gone the extra mile this year to pack shoeboxes with love and because of that we’ve been able to reach our 100 millionth shoebox.”