Mooroopna Anglican Church is hosting a Christmas dessert night to raise funds for the Samaritan's Purse-run Operation Christmas Child.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 24, 2014 3:19am
Athel Chapman of Woodturners of the Goulburn Valley, Mooroopna Men's Shed members John Woodward, Severin Duhring and Allan Beare, and CWA Goulburn Valley West Group's Denise Clark will be participating in Operation Christmas Child tomorrow.
The Christmas in July spirit will be in full swing tomorrow as Mooroopna Anglican Church prepares for Operation Christmas Child.
Run by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child organises shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children living in poverty in South-East Asia and the South Pacific.
The shoeboxes are filled with items such as pencils, colouring books, toys, toothbrushes and other useful items.
Shepparton Operation Christmas Child co-ordinator Ingrid Mauger said the church was hosting a Christmas in July dessert night to raise money and awareness for the cause.
Guests could enjoy a range of desserts from plum pudding to pavlova while helping to pack a shoebox.
All items would be provided and profits from the event would go towards the shoeboxes’ postage.
‘‘The Mooroopna Men’s Shed have made 100 blackboards and chalk that fit perfectly into the shoeboxes, the Goulburn Valley Woodturners have made skipping ropes, toy cars, whistles, spinning tops and puzzles, and local branches of the Country Women’s Association have made marble bags and teddy bears,’’ Mrs Mauger said.
‘‘Everyone will have the opportunity to pack a box — our goal is to pack 100 boxes.’’
Mrs Mauger said guests would also hear an inspiring speech from Operation Christmas Child state manager Jenn Dobson.
She encouraged people to come along and get involved in the cause.
‘‘I went on a trip to Cambodia and delivered the boxes to the kids and that gave me so much pleasure to see their excitement and joy on their faces,’’ she said.
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