Last Christmas, Woodchurch packed and sent over 500 boxes to Ukraine. Members of the church are pictured here with their boxes of joy.

NEWS_May16_Shoebox_logoThe children and schools team used this as an opportunity to educate local children under the “Hope Journey” banner. Nicola Langton-Miller writes: “We started this academic year hosting Boxes of Joy with Woodchurch and West Kirby. Children came to the churches and learned about the work of Operation Christmas Child. During their visit they found out what went in to shoeboxes, where the box were sent, how significant the boxes were to the recipients and the story behind ‘giving’. The children were also given opportunities to think about what is important and significant in their lives and to think about the possibility that they may take some things that they have for granted.”