Happiness is a cosy hat for a cold child

Happiness is a cosy hat - little Leeza in Belarus with one of thegifts from Operation Christmas Child
Happiness is a cosy hat - little Leeza in Belarus with one of thegifts from Operation Christmas Child
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It takes a lot to make little Leeza smile. But when Operation Christmas Child visited her family on a bleak farm in Belarus, she beamed from ear to ear when she realised the shoebox of lovingly packed presents was all for her.

She fell in love with a cosy hat which she put on immediately and wouldn’t take off. Her younger brother Zhenya was equally delighted with a bubble gun.

The siblings are just two of thousands of needy children who benefit from Operation Christmas Child – the annual campaign run by Samaritan’s Purse to send shoeboxes full of gifts to vulnerable youngsters in the Third World.

The Herald&Post is proud to be part of this global initiative. Our office at 39 Upper George Street will be a drop-off point between November 1 and 18.

> Download a leaflet with instructions at www.samaritans-purse.org.uk