Impact of Christmas boxes 'just incredible'
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Christmas boxes sent to children 'who have never had presents'

A charity campaign to spread Christmas cheer to disadvantaged children across the world hopes to send 85,000 presents from the West Midlands.

Operation Christmas Child has a base in Oldbury, where teams of volunteers have been processing gifts over the past four weeks.

Nationally, the charity is looking to send 500,000 parcels to people in 110 countries.

The scheme is managed by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational Christian organisation based in Boone, North Carolina.

Some, including humanist organisations, have criticised the aid group for distributing evangelical messages.

Video journalist: John Bray

Update 13 December 2019: This video has been amended to add further context about Samaritan's Purse.

  • 12 Dec 2019
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