The Guild has received the following email from Faye Taylor of Blaxland, NSW:
My husband and I are the co-ordinators for the Lower Blue Mountains (NSW) Operation Christmas Child Team. For the last four years we have been involved in this unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings joy and hope through delivering gift-filled shoe boxes to children in desperate situations around the world. Many are victims of war, natural disaster or disease. These boxes are likely to be the only gifts these children will ever receive. Each box contains something to wear, something for school, something for hygiene, something to play with and something to love (nothing is second hand).
Last year our team, based at Glenbrook Baptist Church, filled 1808 gift filled shoe boxes that were handed to children in impoverished communities in places like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and New Guinea. As you can imagine this takes a lot of gathering of new toys, clothes and school items, but the joy the boxes bring to the children is immeasurable.
We were wondering if your group could assist by kitting little glove puppet dolls to go into our boxes. We realise that you support many organisations, but would welcome even the smallest number of puppets to go into our boxes. I attach a copy of the puppet in the hope that you might publish it on your web site. My contact details are on the top of the sheet if anyone would like additional information.
The pattern - along with Fay's contact details - is available for download here (PDF).