Are you interested in helping others and putting a smile on a child's face?
- A child’s greatest journey starts with a shoebox gift -
“Shoebox Sharing Event” is an event held by Samaritan Purse International Relief. It aims at sharing the joy of Christmas with children and changing their lives through the power of love from the shoebox. A small shoebox can have a large impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. By joining this event, it allows you to show your love to needy children around the world in a tangible way!
There will be a handover ceremony on 17th November 18:30 at Bowland North Seminar Room 10. We have invited one of the director of Samaritan Purse International Relief, Ian Taylor, to talk about the event and the organization.
How to pack a shoebox?
Start with an empty medium sized shoebox, wrapping the lid and box separately.
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Attach the label to the top of your shoebox.
What kind of gifts?
You may also put toys, accessories, school supplies e.g. pens, pencils & sharpeners, notebooks & paper, hygiene items e.g. toothbrush and toothpaste etc.
You may also personalise your shoebox by including a written note and a photo of yourself.
***Do not include Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.
£5 for each shoebox you pack to cover transportation cost
If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact our committee members!