Shoebox Appeal- Operation Christmas Child
Dane Royd are going to be supporting the Shoebox appeal for Christmas 2016. If you would like to take part in the shoebox appeal, you can find instructions on how to pack your box, and ideas on what to include below.
Prepare your shoebox
Get an empty medium sized shoebox, wrapping the lid and box separately in colourful wrapping paper. We will be attaching a label stating if the box is for a boy or girl so bear your choice in mind when packing the shoebox. You will also need to select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14.
Fill with gifts
Add a ‘wow’ item such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. Now fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. See our gift suggestions down the right-hand side of this page.
Pay for postage
You can make your shipping donation online at Follow Your Box, by paying this way you can discover the destination of your shoebox gift, to do this you need to add the barcode they send you to your shoebox. Simply donate £3 for each shoebox you pack to cover transportation costs. Or you can enclose cash or cheque (to Samaritan’s Purse) and place it in an envelope inside your shoebox on top of the contents.
Note: Follow your Box is only available when you pay online.
Bring your shoebox in to school
We would like all packed shoeboxes in school by Monday 14th November.
Include 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.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped sweets (best-before-date must be at least March of the following year).
Do Not Include
Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.