St Johns is pleased to be supporting the Rotary Shoebox Scheme for Christmas 2019.
This year shoeboxes are once again being sent to disadvantaged children in Montenegro, Moldoca and Romania.
What you need to know if preparing a shoebox (or two)
Box dimensions are: Length 30.5cm (12″) x Width 15cm (6″) x Depth 12.5cm (5″)
They are always short of boxes for Teenagers
Suggested Box contents and advice on what not to include (important)
Teenagers – For young people up to 11-15 years age
Sportswear, scarf, gloves, socks, hat, football memorabilia, writing materials, games, playing cards, tennis ball, toothbrush & paste, deodorants, comb, mirror, costume jewellery, make-up, hair brush, toiletries, school stationery, clothing repair kits, sketch pad, coloured pens/pencils,
Boys & Girls – 4 to 10yrs
Cars, trucks, etc, balls, complete jigsaws, action figures, colouring books, pens, crayons, Lego blocks, yo-yo, bubble blowers, wooden and plastic toys, building blocks, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, playdough / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards. flannels, soap, hairbrush, comb etc
This is given to new mothers and can include baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby oil, talc powder, bonnet, bootees and mitts, baby grow, knitted matinee coat, small soft toy or plastic rattle etc. Age appropriate books
What Not to Include
Please do not include in boxes the following: Food, sweets, chocolate & drinks, battery operated toys, conflict-related items, matches, inflammable liquids, inflammable aerosols (e.g.: deodorants & hairspray), seeds or any other living material, automatic washing machine powders, religious or political material (incl Bibles).
For safety – Please don not put anything sharp into the Toys box.
More information is available at the Rotary Shoebox website or collect a leaflet from the Mission of the Month board