A high street Opticians in Harborough received more support than they could have ever asked for, for their gift appeal. The Specsavers Opticians store gathered over 300 shoe boxes that had been filled with little gifts that will be sent to children all over the world, who wouldn’t usually get a present at Christmas time.
The gift appeal attracted attention from the customers at the Opticians in St Mary’s Place, which led to the mass amount of support that the annual appeal received.
The 300 plus shoe boxes had a number of different gifts inside from toys, equipment for school and toiletries. The shoe boxes have now been taken away from the Opticians and are ready to be distributed around the world.
The Director at the Specsavers Store, Barry Henning said: “We’re so proud to be supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year. Christmas is a time for giving and I’m sure these gifts will help to put a smile on children’s faces in disadvantaged parts of the world this Christmas”
Mr. Henning added: “We’d just like to say a special thank you to everybody who generously brought in a box, particularly Brigstock Primary School and All Leisure Ltd who each dropped off about 50 boxes.”
Just one Specsavers store has managed to bring Christmas to over 300 children in disadvantaged countries. Also by doing this the Opticians have helped Samaritan’s Purse who launched Operation Christmas Child.