Last week Dynamo Healthcare Training put together over 45 boxes for the Operation Christmas Child campaign for Samaritans Purse!
Operation Christmas child began in Wrexham in 1990 when a couple decided to start a campaign to give shoeboxes filled with toys to children in the toughest of circumstances. Following a radio appeal, the community gathered over 3000 shoeboxes for those in need. Since 1990, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox!
Dynamo takes part in this campaign every year, and when we began to think about this year, we decided to do bigger and better. Last year we filled an amazing twenty boxes, and this year, we aimed to fill double that amount.
The team all clubbed together, and we raised over £100 to buy toys. After a quick shopping trip, we laid out all the shoeboxes on the floor and filled them with mini cars, bouncy balls, bubbles, books, pens, stickers, and more treats! Every box also included a handwritten Christmas card from Dynamo.
After filling all the boxes, we realized we had over 45 to donate, more than ever before!
Dynamo would like to thank the generosity of the team, and we are looking forward to taking part in the Cornwall Christmas Foodbank Campaign for CPR foodbank!