Connells supports ‘Operation Christmas Child’
23 November 2017
Annual initiative by Samaritan’s Purse
Local estate agency Connells in Leighton Buzzard is delighted to have collected over 100 boxes as part of ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – to donate to underprivileged children around the world. The Christmas giving initiative, by international charity Samaritan’s Purse – a charity who has sent over 120 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children since 1990 - ran from 1st November until 18th November and boxes are now being distributed with the aim of reaching children around the world by Christmas Day.
The local Connells branch has taken part in ‘Operation Christmas Child’ for several years, and acts as a drop-off point in the local community for the shoe boxes as well as driving the initiative with its employees and customers.
“This is an incredibly worthwhile appeal and we are very proud to play a part in enabling all of the good work that Samaritans Purse does by supporting ‘Operation Christmas Child’ again this year,” says Phill Appleby, Residential Sales Manager at Connells Leighton Buzzard. “Operation Christmas Child makes such a huge difference to the lives of so many disadvantaged children around the world, and we hope that the amazing number of gifts we helped to collect will put a smile on children’s faces this Christmas.”
Phill continues: “Our business is reliant on our strong link with the community and taking part in ‘Operation Christmas Child’ enables us to meet with many more local people, bringing us all together at this traditional time of giving. We love opening up our doors to the community and being the local drop-off point for the shoe boxes and hope to continue doing so for years to come. We would like to say a big thank you to all those who joined us in supporting this cause and generously brought in a box this year.”