For the second year running, global workplace provider Regus is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in developing and war-torn countries.
The Regus Centre, along Durham Way South on Aycliffe Business Park formerly known as Evans Business Centre, is a local drop-off point until the 18th of November for the 2014 “Operation Christmas Child” shoebox appeal.
Run in conjunction with the Samaritan’s Purse charity, the appeal involves filling shoeboxes with toys and gifts to send to children overseas in refugee camps, orphanages, homeless shelters and impoverished neighbourhoods.
Regus managing director Steve Purdy said: “The Shoebox Appeal is easy, fun, and brings incredible joy to children who are in real poverty or hardship.
“Last year other local workplaces and schools supported us by filling shoeboxes with small gifts for children who have probably never received a present before.
“In total, Regus collected 5,000 shoeboxes and we hope to do even better this year. Please bring the shoeboxes into one of our business centres by 18th November.”
Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the Regus centre at Durham Way South until Tuesday 18th November on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.
Nearly 300 Regus business centres in the UK are taking part in the initiative.
Regus operates a global network of flexible, modern work spaces including business lounges, meeting rooms and touch-down desks.
To find your nearest drop-off point visit: www.regus.co.uk