After reaching out to kind-hearted families, children and colleagues from Westwood Day Nursery in Coventry were delighted to make a generous contribution of present-filled shoeboxes to help those in need as part of ‘Operation Christmas Child’.
From dolls and toy cars to school supplies and soap, each shoebox was lovingly packed with gifts and wrapped before being handed in to the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Westwood Business Park, where they will now be delivered around the world to bring festive joy to less fortunate children.
Started in 1990 by a Wrexham businessman, the campaign looks to provide hope to children in the toughest of circumstances, facing poverty, war and famine. Over the past 30 years, more than 178 million children in over 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox during the holiday season.
Westwood Day Nursery Manager, Carly Ward explained;
“We have been blown away by the kindness demonstrated at Westwood as part of this year’s giving back initiative. Everyone has been so generous, with some families donating more than one shoebox, or adding cards, letters and the children’s drawings to make the experience extra special for the recipient.”
“The children have been helping their parents to choose gifts to fill the shoeboxes with and have loved this involvement, as well as learning about where they will be sent to across the globe. Not only has this been a rewarding experience for everyone involved, but sets a brilliant example about the importance of helping others and the true spirit of Christmas”, she added.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200