Ipswich needed to build gift boxes for third-world children
IPSWICH is playing its part in a massive operation that will see more than 12 million Christmas gifts sent to children across the world.
Operation Christmas Child, a global project of Samaritan's Purse, sends millions of shoeboxes packed with gifts to people in third-world countries.
About 58,000 of the boxes come from Queensland.
Ipswich director Jacqui Martin said the annual Christmas drive would bring a smile to millions of underprivileged children.
"It's something you can do that makes a difference,” she said.
"It's just a lot of fun and it's an easy thing people can do.
Put stuff in a shoebox and a child across the other side of the world will get something.”
Mrs Martin, who has been involved with the drive for 15 years, said people wanting to make a difference should get in contact and request a box.
People then fill the box and return it.
Contact Mrs Martin on 0428887591.