dd has been given a leaflet about one from school, but on researching it on the web, it is not what it seems and has had quite bad press. dd really wants to do it though, does anyone have any suggestions of a reputable one please?
At our school we have done Operation Christmas Child boxes through Samaritans Purse for several years. AFAIK it's very worthwhile and we always get feedback about children receiving gifts for the first time ever in their lives. here
aa - it is the samaritans one that dd has a leaflet for, i'm quite cross with the school for handing the leaflets out, i don't think they have done their research. as soon as i saw it, i remembered it being discussed on mn last year and about that some of these schemes were a bit dodgy.
in fact, i'm sure last year a mn who lived in europe (can't remember exactly where or who it was) posted to say her dc's came home from school with a shoe box full of gifts, and she was really surprised they had been given one as they were not really underprivileged
yes!!, that's the one, you know when you kind of half remember reading something and are not sure if you are remembering it right. as soon as dd handed me the leaflet, it was a vague memory of that thread that came into my head.