SCHOOLCHILDREN in Solihull were part of the operation to send 9,000 shoeboxes full of gifts to children in need this Christmas.
School Councillors from Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School were invited to see what happens to the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes once they have been collected.
They went to the Samaritan’s Purse warehouse to see the shoeboxes being checked and even helped to get the boxes ready for their long journey to Romania.
The Year 2 representatives from the School Council said: “We helped to put the boxes inside the bigger boxes to be sent to Romania.
“We found out that 9,000 boxes are going to be sent and Damson Wood made 90 of them.”
The children were very proud of their donations and went back to school to tell the other children what they had seen.
Miss Hughes, Head of School at Damson Wood, said: “We are very grateful to Samaritan’s Purse for allowing our Year 2 School Councillors to have a first-hand experience at the warehouse.
“This was a fantastic experience for our pupils to learn about how their charitable contributions are making a difference to others.”