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Shoe Box Appeal

posted 16 Nov 2017, 03:33 by Karen Maggs

This year we are taking part in the Chepstow Rotary Shoebox Scheme.  Donated items are sent in shoe boxes to poorer people in Eastern Europe.

Children will be packing the boxes in school and we would ask you to support this and encourage your child/ren to give to this appeal.  All items are to be sent in to school by the 7th December and will be packed by the children.

If you would like an extra box to fill at home please collect this from the office.  Shoeboxes can be wrapped in Christmas paper or decorated.

Below are some suggested items from The Rotary Club 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 - no 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 donate a £1 coin to go on the top of each box, to pay for the transportation. And indicate boy/girl and age group

All items to be in by 7th December

Thank you all for your support and your generosity!