Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Sending gifts to families and elderly in need in Eastern Europe

Link to Hope is a Christian Charity rebuilding Lives and Communities in Eastern Europe through Education and Social Care since 1991

Important Dates

  • Sun 4 Nov – completed shoeboxes will be received at all three of our Sunday gatherings
  • Sat 27 Oct – join us for a shoebox packing party from 10.00-12.00 at St John’s. You and your families and groups are invited to come along and make-up boxes together. Bring your own contributions and we’ll make a whole load as a church family.

Pick up a flyer from St John’s or click here for full shoebox filling details

Family Shoebox Appeal
The Family Shoeboxes of gifts are given to families who often have to make a choice between buying food or fuel at Christmas time – buying presents is just not a priority. Many of these families do not have running water, heating or electricity. Some live in appalling conditions, often living in just one or two rooms, and life for them is a real struggle to survive.

A shoebox for a family means that everyone receives a gift. A scarf for the mum, a tape measure for the dad, toys and games for the children as well as stationery and coloured pens. Also toiletries, toothpaste, shampoo and soap to keep everyone clean and free from the germs that make them ill. And of course sweets and chocolates for everyone – a family favourite.

Elderly Shoebox Appeal
The Elderly Shoebox Appeal was launched due to the number of elderly people that are now being left alone due to their families leaving to work away. The boxes are similar however the childrens games and education materials are replaced with a wind up torch, sensory items, candle and holder etc.

See below for a list of suggested shoebox contents.

Link to Hope send their shoeboxes to Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.

For more information visit the Link to Hope website


8th Oct 2018 Posted in: News by Fran Varley 0

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