Beth and I try and do a shoebox for Christmas, most years we are able to do that. Last year we were tripped up by the date and missed the deadline. We are better prepared this year!!!
The idea is that you wrap up a shoe box in Christmas wrapping paper and then you fill it with little gifts suitable for the age group that you choose. This year we have chosen and boy and a girl in the 5 to 9 years old age group. Once you have filled a box you add £2.50 to cover the admin around delivery and then hand it in to any of a huge number of collection points so that they can be delivered by Christmas.
This year for the first time you can pay on line and that allows you to track where your parcel has gone.
This is the girls one we have included jelly sweets, woolly hat and gloves, card games, felt pens, hair bands, stickers, note books, soap, scarf, flannel.
The boys box is similar but with some boy orientated toys. Beth and I are really looking forward to seeing where they end up!!
If you are interested in joining the scheme take a look at the Samaritans Purse Web Site
There are loads of collections points all over the country its a great way to bring a smile to a child's face and remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas.
Last Collection date 18th of November.