This year staff and carers at Capstone decided to get together for a great cause and organise a collection of shoeboxes to give to disadvantaged children at Christmas. We have supported the Operation Christmas Child appeal which is managed by the charity Samaritan’s Purse. Our carers and staff have had lots of fun putting these boxes together across the country.
Marketing Manager at Capstone Foster Care, Suma Gill said: “We recently shared a video on our Facebook page of these Christmas shoe boxes being delivered to children. It was a delight to see their faces when they were opening their presents. Our team really wanted to get involved this year because supporting children is at the heart of what we do. If anyone at Capstone has a charity event, or a cause they want us to support, we are always really keen to get involved.”
Operation Christmas Child started 25 years ago in Romania, and the joy of the Christmas box campaign has spread to over 100 countries worldwide.
Steve, Foster Carer, from Somerset who supports children, J and R said:
When we received the email from Capstone asking for families to support the shoe box appeal I spoke with our family members and asked them for their thoughts. We decided this would be a great idea and agreed we wouldmake up 10 boxes for girls age 5-9 years old.
J felt this was a good idea as the children who will be receiving them won’t be getting any other presents at Xmas. J chose the sweets that went into the boxes and had a great time selecting them, when we were putting the boxes together J said it made him feel good inside.
R helped select with other items to put in the boxes and she especially liked the rag dolls. R helped put the christmas wrapping paper on the boxes and fill them with the presents. R said this was great fun and was glad we did this as a family and said it made her feel proud to be part of the appeal.
We have decided next
year to carry on supporting the shoe box campaign and are going to make up a box each week, J will choose one week and R the next.”
Thanks to everyone at Capstone for your participation and ongoing support with charitable activities.