shoebox- article 22/11/2018

Corecom Consulting sends Christmas shoeboxes to less fortunate children

Corecom Consulting has been busy filling shoeboxes with toys, sweets and much needed items for less fortunate children around the world.

Twenty boxes have been lovingly packed for girls and boys aged between 2-14 across Africa, Albania, Romania, Central Asia, Macedonia, Liberia and the Middle East in support of Operation Christmas Child. This is a charity campaign led by Samaritan’s Purse; a Christian international relief and development organisation that brings joy to children in over 150 countries. Many of the children are victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disaster.

Since Operation Christmas Child was launched in 1990, 157 million children and counting, in over 160 countries have experienced the generosity and kindness of others through a simple shoebox being filled with gifts and love.

Gemma Robinson, Operations Director at Corecom Consulting, who co-ordinates the campaign on behalf of the company each year, said:

“This is the fifth year we’ve supported the Shoebox Appeal by Samaritans Purse. I was inspired to support this as soon as I saw the YouTube video of how delighted and happy the children were to receive such simple gifts. To date, we have sent over 150 boxes all over the world and will continue to do so year after year.”

Jonathan Sanderson, Managing Director at Corecom Consulting, said:

“The initiative makes you realise how fortunate the western society is to have simple amenities like cuddly toys, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Employees at Corecom Consulting are always keen to take part in this and to help others. I have even involved my two-year-old daughter in giving back to people less fortunate than us, by allowing her to choose what presents to give and to help fill the boxes.”

As well as Samaritans Purse, Corecom Consulting also assists Emmaus – a charity for the previously homeless and the Moonlight Trust – a charity that provides food, shelter, sanitation, medical supplies and education to refugees. The team also donates blood regularly. Take a look at the awards we’ve received for our charity and community contributions.

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