Aid agency seeks Canadians' help to pack 50,000 shoeboxes for children
with "Hope 4 Haiti" initiative
CALGARY, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Samaritan's Purse is reaching out to
Canadians for a final push of Operation Christmas Child online shoebox
donations for the thousands of children hurt by the 2010 earthquake in
Haiti. Despite ongoing relief efforts, many children still suffer from
the great loss four years ago. The Christian organization hopes
Canadians will demonstrate the hope and joy of Christ by packing a
shoebox online with the message "Hope 4 Haiti" for a child affected by
"Over the past four years, Samaritan's Purse has helped with spreading
God's love through a wide variety of relief efforts in Haiti," said
Fred Weiss, Executive Director of Samaritan's Purse Canada. "We are
asking Canadians to join us this Christmas in sending gift-filled
shoeboxes to hurting children in Haiti. Although we have received just
as many shoeboxes from Canadians this year as we did in 2012, there are
still tens of thousands of children waiting to receive a shoebox, and
we are requesting the help of everyone in our nation."
At present, there are still 50,000 children in Haiti to whom the
organization and its local partners would like to give shoeboxes this
year. Canadians are asked to help by packing gift-filled shoeboxes
online at Hope-4-Haiti.com. Each tax-deductible shoebox costs $37 including shipping, with many
options for personalization. This simple gesture has the ability to put
a smile on a hurting child's face.
"Worldplay is honored to partner with Samaritan's Purse for Operation
Christmas Child's 'Hope 4 Haiti' initiative," said Terry Mochar,
President of Worldplay (Canada) Inc. "Samaritan's Purse has been
meeting critical needs in Haiti since 2010 and we are privileged to use
our Hope-4-Haiti.com platform to help them invest in a generation of young people."
About Samaritan's Purse Canada
Samaritan's Purse is an international Christian relief and development
organization helping victims of war, natural disaster, poverty, and
persecution in more than 100 countries. Since 1993, the organization's
Operation Christmas Child program has delivered over 100 million
shoebox gifts to hurting children worldwide.
Samaritan's Purse Canada | 1.800.663.6500 | Calgary, AB | SamaritansPurse.ca
About Worldplay (Canada) Inc.
Worldplay powers captivating online video experiences to reach and
engage audiences anywhere, any time. As a Content-as-a-Service (CaaS)
provider, Worldplay helps the world's leading organizations in
education, media and enterprise drive value through connecting
customers with powerful and engaging online video content while
reducing technical complexity, cost and bureaucracy.
Worldplay (Canada) Inc. | 1.403.297.1055 | Calgary, AB | Worldplaynetworks.com
SOURCE: Samaritan's Purse Canada
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