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Shoebox appeal delivers 100 millionth gift

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 28, 2013

By HELEN KREFT

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BURTON residents have been praised after helping a Christmas appeal deliver its 100 millionth shoebox.

Operation Christmas Child has reached the milestone of delivering 100 million shoeboxes to needy children around the world.

Since 1990, through Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse has been providing these simple gifts to children in more than 100 countries.

More than 13,500 gift filled shoeboxes from across Staffordshire have been exported to vulnerable children in Belarus, Bosnia, Kenya, Romania and Serbia. They were sent from processing centres, which included Abbots Bromley, as part of Operation Christmas Child. Further information is available on www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

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