Send a festive giftbox

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COMMUNITIES in Wigan are invited to help deliver the 100 millionth gift-filled shoebox during this year’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) campaign.

Over the past 22 years, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered 94m shoeboxes to needy children in more than 100 countries.

To lift this total to 100m, the charity is asking people to send boxes by November 18.

People are also invited to be part of the Shoebox mosaic by emailing a photo of yourself with your shoebox to

Visit for instructions on how to complete a gift-filled shoebox.