As a school we have once again decided we would like to participate in the gift – filled ‘shoebox’ appeal. (Known as Operation Christmas Child, A Project of Samaritan’s Purse.). The annual project enables us to fill ordinary shoeboxes with small gifts to be delivered to children in hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps etc.
Each class here at Kirkleatham will be involved in filling shoeboxes after the half–term holiday. Any gifts from the list below will be gratefully received when we arrive back at school at the very beginning of November. Please send them into school with your child on their return to school.
I hope you will help us support this very worthwhile cause
Stephanie Welford (Mrs) RE Co-ordinator
For further information, visit the website at www.samaritans-purse.org.uk.
Gift Suggestions for Class Shoeboxes.
A selection of new gifts from the following list, or similar items would be gratefully accepted;
TOYS: Items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.
EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or felt tipped pens, stampers and ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring and picture books etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
OTHER ITEMS: Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped sweets (sell by date must be at least March 2016)
No chocolate, liquids, war related items or sharp objects please.
Items must be small enough to fit in a shoe box.