Squad supports Operation Christmas Child
- Mon 17 Nov 2008, 2:36PM
Manchester City's first team squad have joined in the spirit of Christmas this week by supporting 'Operation Christmas Child,' an appeal run by the Samaritan's Purse International charity.
Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and is the world's largest children's Christmas project.
The annual appeal, ongoing since 1990, enables caring individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses, and other organisations to fill ordinary shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, sweets, and other gifts for needy children around the world.
One of the City players involved, Shaun Wright-Phillips, said: "At Christmas time it's even more important to appreciate what a fortunate position we are in. So we know that things like supporting this appeal go a long way to making this time of year better for a lot of children around the world."
Over the years Operation Christmas Child has brought the joy of Christmas to more than 60 million boys and girls throughout the world and last year 1.3 million shoe boxes were sent from the UK to children in hospitals, orphanages, Internally Displaced Persons camps, homeless shelters and impoverished neighbourhoods.
You can still offer your help by going to www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/ and the closing date for taking your filled boxes to any of the charity's Drop Off points is the end of tomorrow