Thursday, 7 November 2013

Shoebox Appeal 2013

It's that time of year again in Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School! We have had our visit from Samaritan's Purse and it is now all go on organising, purchasing and packaging our shoeboxes.
Deadline: Friday 22nd November 2013

How To Pack Your Shoebox (Watch VeggieTales guide)
  • Toys: Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument, trucks, cars, dolls, clip on earrings, etc.
  • Education Items: Calculator, felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
  • Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.
  • Other Items: Sweets (sell-by date to be at least March of the following year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.
All gifts should be new, please include items from each category.
Y7 to 10 will have an RE lesson dedicated to making a shoebox with their friends. Y12 and 13 will have a General RE lesson putting their 'Faith in Action' and making a shoebox with their form.
What I did...
I went on to eBay and searched for 'party bag fillers' and hundreds of ideas came up! For just £21, I purchased the following:
  • 50 bouncy balls
  • 12 maracas
  • 20 colouring books
  • 18 packs of crayons
  • 20 packs of hair clips
  • 10 toothbrushes
  • 20 stretchy-man toys
  • 12 bracelets 
Who wants to share or swap?
Please also remember we need £3 to cover the transport cost for each:

Lots more information here:

Please please get involved this year and bring a smile to a child this Christmas

We know that every shoebox you send brings joy, hope and smiles to a child whose life has been haunted by poverty, disaster, disease or war.  What is more, every shoebox gift that is freely given to a child overseas is a symbol of the true meaning of Christmas, of God's unconditional gift to mankind, the birth of His son Jesus Christ.

Each year in the UK alone, hundreds and thousands of people wrap and pack shoeboxes so that we can deliver them to children who may otherwise never receive a gift.

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