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Rotary Shoebox scheme

posted 22 Nov 2013, 06:09 by
Marian Lewis from Chepstow and District Rotary Club visited our Assembly on Thursday to talk about the Shoebox scheme. 

The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received and it lets them know that somebody, somewhere cares.

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Suggested items for different age groups

Babies 0 - 3

Baby clothes, small soft toys, rattle, teething toys, cot blanket, shawl, hats, baby shampoo, baby lotion.

Small children 3 - 5

Soft toys, plastic toys, toy cars, picture books, colouring books, pens, pencils, hats, scarves gloves, T-shirts, balls,  vests, socks

Primary school children 6 - 11

Toys, toy vehicles, colouring books, picture books, notebooks,  pens, pencils, hats, gloves, scarves, hair slides, hair bands, T-shirts, tops, vests, socks, pencil cases. Games which don’t need batteries.

Teenagers 12 - 18

Baseball, tennis ball, T-shirts, tops, football/rugby shirts, hats, gloves, scarves, pens pencils, toiletries, shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair ornaments, underclothes, card games, other games which don’t need batteries


Shirts, tops, hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, pens, pencils, notebooks, washing powder, face cloths, hand towels, toothbrush, toothpaste.


This list is by no means exhaustive. You may be able to think of many other things!

Items don’t have to be new, but must be in good condition

NO food or sweets. No political material. No toy guns.

Please tape a £1 coin to the top of each box, to pay for the transportation. And indicate boy/girl and age group

All boxes to be in by 13th December

Thank you all for your support and your generosity!