Do you love Benedict Cumberbatch and the spirit of joy and giving that comes with all things Christmas?
Well look no further, because Operation ChristmasBatch is go!
Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing person with an amazing fanbase. After the success of Cumberbatchweb’s birthday project, a few of us wanted to do something charitable for Christmas as well.
We took inspiration from Benedict’s kind words in July:
And it may be cheeky after such efforts and generosity… but could I make a request? Could you please put the time and energy, money and effort you put into those gifts, cards and messages to me into doing good for someone else? I am of course taking my inspiration from fans who donated to Myeloma UK. But it doesn’t have to be money, perhaps it’s just a bit of your time or a simple gesture of kindness… anyway if it makes me sound ungrateful for what you gave me please forgive my rudeness. I simply think if the number of people who threw love my way did so to people that need it far more than me, that would be a wonderful feeling for all of us to have…
What a brilliant message, right? So here’s the plan:
Operation Christmas Child is a charity that donates shoeboxes full of gifts and necessary toiletries to children in need every year at Christmas. This year, we want to contribute on a large scale, maximizing the number of children who will wake up on Christmas morning with gifts waiting under their tree. Just think: you can help put a smile on the face of a child in need this year!
There are a few ways you can contribute to this project: you can visit our boxes page to get an idea of how to make and send your own box (be sure to send us a picture so we can add it to our totals!), or donate to either our PayPal or Virgin Money Giving page to help our crew assemble boxes. We’re only asking for a small donation nothing more than £5.
Any and all help with this project is sincerely appreciated, and we welcome any ideas you may have about making sure this project is a huge success. Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, this is still a wonderful opportunity for you to show Benedict - and children in need - what it means to be a member of the Cumbercollective.
Lots of love,
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We will try and raise money for those in need and for those who don't have anything at all!
We have wrapped up Operation Christmas Child with over £750 donated and over 50 boxes are going to be sent to Children in third world countries or those affected by war. We also are very proud to say we raised over £1000 for Shelterbox to help people in The Philippines after it was hit by the typhoon. We also raised £3,300 for the Prince's Trust as a Gift to Benedict when he attended the Elementary Convention in the UK.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Thank you for your support, we hope you will find it in your heart to give generously in honor of the man who has given us so much!