Over the past 22 years, through Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse has delivered 94 million shoeboxes to needy children in over 100 countries.

Shoe Zone are doing their part yet again this year to help the charity lift this total to 100 million and beyond this Christmas, by acting as drop-off points at many of their shoe shops across the country.

"Over the past 4 years we've helped collect over 40,000 shoeboxes at our outlets nationwide. This year we're delighted to say that our stores will be helping Operation Christmas Child reach this amazing achievement to help impact millions of lives" said Shoe Zone owner, Charles Smith.

Samaritan's Purse UK executive Director Simon Barrington believes the partnership is a perfect fit;

"For a campaign like Operation Christmas Child, which fills shoeboxes with gifts for needy children around the world to have a partner like Shoe Zone with their hundreds of shoe shops up and down the country is like a dream come true. The synergy between both of us is very obvious and they've been great partners in supporting us through their staff and shops in helping us deliver our 100 millionth shoebox this year."

As well as acting as drop-off points Shoe Zone stores are also providing empty shoeboxes for donors to fill and are promoting the campaign in store.

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Shoe Zone, the leading value footwear retailer, sells a vast range of shoes for all ages.  With over 550 stores across the UK, Shoe Zone sells over 25 million pairs of shoes a year, equivalent to 50 pairs every minute!

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