Thursday, 15 November 2012

2012 Shoebox Campaign

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Hi Everyone,

Please accept our apologies for not updating more frequently - we are indeed still here - working feverishly behind the scenes collecting in all your parcels and distributing them directly to the families in need.

Its at this time of the year that we ask for something a little different in addition to the usual supplies.

With Christmas and the Holiday season approaching we like to do something for the children in the shelters. Many of them will have fled their homes leaving everything they possess behind.
Christmas Day is no different to a normal day in the week for these families. They have no extended family visiting, no Christmas dinner and no presents under a tree.

We are asking once again, for shoeboxes containing gifts suitable for the following ages:

0-14  boy and girl gifts
9-16 girl only gifts (no teenage boys are allowed in the shelters)

They can have anything - pyjamas, clothing, books, crayons, colouring books, suitable dvd's (they will be checked anyway), toys, sweets, chocolate, magazines - pretty much anything that you know a child will appreciate.

Please, please, spread the word and give what you can. I cannot tell you how heartbreaking it is to see these children in the shelters with absolutely nothing. Yes, they are of course safe from harm, warm and fed - which are the most important things - but surely at this time of year we can do more for them?

I came across these lists for some ideas for the boxes for girls and boys whilst browsing - they may give you inspiration!

Shoebox Ideas for Girls
Shoebox Ideas for Boys (remember our age restrictions)

Please do not send any of the following:

No war related items - guns, knives etc
Nothing of a political nature (books)

All boxes can be sent to our usual addresses listed here:

Thank you so much for your support.