Welcome to our blog! We are the children from 2KM and 2KJ at Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia. There are 45 of us and our teachers are Mrs Kathleen Morris and Miss Kelly Jordan. We used this space to share all the great things that happened in our classroom in 2011.
Today we had a Leopold Primary School parent, Tim, and his friends, Kristy and Peggy, come to talk to all the Grade Twos about Operation Christmas Child. This is a project that the Grade Two team is supporting this year.
Tim, Peggy and Kristy told us that there are a lot of children around the world who have a very difficult life and don’t get presents like we do. We learnt that we can make a difference by donating a small gift to a child in another country.
Each class is collecting small gifts to put in a shoebox. The shoebox will then be sent overseas and will make a child very happy at Christmas time.
The shoeboxes might go to Vietnam, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea or Thailand. We will be able to track our shoebox online to find out where it goes!
Peggy and Kristy gave us lots of ideas of what we could donate to our Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Some ideas include small toys, things for school, soaps, hair accessories, sunglasses, thongs etc. Anything that is used, breakable or food cannot be donated.
We learnt that some children in other countries are extremely happy just to receive anything at all. They don’t care what colour it is or where it came from. Look at this boy in Uganda. He received a shoe box of presents. He didn’t care that it was pink or smaller than the other boxes. He is over the moon!
2KM/2KJ students who want to donate to our project should send along their gift by Friday 21st October.
Families or anyone else who wants to prepare their own shoebox can visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.au to find out more information. Note: there is a $9 postage cost per shoebox.
This is a video we watched about boxes being delivered to Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.
What do you think about Operation Christmas Child?
What ideas do you have for shoebox donations?
Have you ever supported a charity or helped someone before? How did you feel?