Unspoken Conversations are the topics that are often swept under the carpet, whispered amongst the closest of friends and bitched about by many. I want to create awareness about difficult things that people face in life; grief, mental health, money, illnesses, family troubles, relationship difficulties and putting yourself first. I want to tell the truth about things that really matter.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Gift of Giving


Did you know that Operation Christmas Child sent 94,681,510 gifts to disadvantaged children in 151 countries and territories in 2011 world wide?

Wow. That’s a whole lot of numbers to process but could you imagine the faces of over 94,000,000 children on Christmas day when their packages arrived?

Shoe boxes filled with games, dolls, Frisbees, clothes, hair ties, skipping ropes, chalk, hair brushes, tooth brushes, colouring in pencils and books, jewellery, soft teddies and so much more!

It gives me the biggest, fuzziest warm feelings.

This year my work mates and a couple of friends managed to fill 6 shoe boxes in a week to send to children all around the world.

It didn’t take long, it didn’t cost much but we were all left feeling as though we had contributed to making a child’s Christmas a memorable one.

I was absolutely blown away at the sight of all of the boxes and the volunteers at the drop off point.

Here’s some pictures!

The volunteers unpacking all of the donated boxes to check to make sure that there are no dangerous items.

Piles and piles of boxes from South Australia to be sent to South East Asia.

They were sooooo cute!

A map showing where the boxes are donated from and how many from each region.

The target for 2012. Yup, that's right, 36,000 from South Australia ALONE!

Some of the boxes that we made to send over to children in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I encourage everyone to get behind Operation Christmas Child in 2013. It's easy to do, just follow the steps on the website!

To us, $10 isn’t much, but to a small child in a developing country, it means the world!

The gift of giving is such a joyous one!

Look after yourself and those around you,

Kirsty xxx

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