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Follow these steps to donate a shoebox

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Find an old shoebox

If you don’t have one at home, you can always pop into a local shoe shop

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Wrap it with Christmas paper

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Fill it with useful gifts

You can get some inspiration from the list below

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Print off and fill in a donation slip and label

You can download a donation slip from here and a boy or girl label here

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Attach a cheque or some cash

Please include £2.50 in the envelope provided with the leaflet and attach to the underside of the box or you can donate online here. If you are eligible for gift aid please tick the box on the donation slip as this will increase your donation to £3.12

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Drop off your box

Drop your box off at the nearest distribution centre. Please check your local area for their collection dates.

Useful gifts to put in your box

For boys or girls

What these children need most are educational and hygiene supplies, e.g.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Facecloth and soap
  • Stationery/pens/pencils/paper

Please also include a few small gifts, e.g.

  • a soft toy
  • ball
  • game
  • puzzle
  • stickers
  • balloons
  • Gloves/hats/scarves

Homecare shoebox

  • Cooking utensils (no knives)
  • Candles
  • Hairbrush
  • Plastic utensils (plates, bowls, cutlery)
  • Soap
  • Small Christmas decoration
  • Small decorative item
  • Small saucepan*
  • T-towels (preferably quite decorative)
  • Plastic containers*
  • Washing line pegs
  • Washing up cloths

*remember items selected/bought have to fit in a standard sized shoebox. Please only choose items from the above list for this box

But PLEASE none of these

  • No medicines
  • No war related items (such as toy soldiers/tanks/guns)
  • No clothing other than gloves/hat/scarf/new socks & underwear
  • No fragile items – glass containers/mirrors/ceramics
  • No dangerous items: sharp objects, scissors or razors
  • No novels (picture books & colouring books are fine)
  • Nothing political
  • Nothing that resembles anything edible (e.g. playdough, plasticine, bubblegum, etc.)
  • Tesco Wadebridge

    • Tesco
    • West Hill
    • Wadebridge
    • PL27 7HW
    • OPEN: 6am-12am Mon-Sat, Sun: 10am-4pm
    • DEADLINE: Friday 25th November 2016
  • Mill Hotel, Chester

    • The Mill Hotel & Spa
    • Milton Street
    • Chester
    • CH1 3NF
    • Dates for Drop-offs: Monday 14th November - Friday 2nd December
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Friday 2nd December
  • Burleydam Garden Centre

    • Burleydam Garden Centre
    • Childer Thornton
    • Ellesmere Port
    • CH66 1QW
    • Dates for drop-offs: Monday 14th November-Friday 2nd December
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Friday 2nd December
  • King's Christian Centre

    • King's Christian Centre
    • Pwll Glas
    • Mold
    • CH7 1RA
    • Dates: Monday 7th November - Monday 28th November
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Monday 28th November
    • Please contact Andy Leake to check opening times: 07900 387736
  • Bistre Methodist Church

    • Bistre Methodist Church
    • Spon Green
    • Buckley
    • CH7 3BH
    • DATES: Tuesday 1st Nov 2016 - 22nd Nov 2016
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
  • Evesham T4U Warehouse

    • T4U Warehouse
    • Davies Road Shopping Centre
    • Davies Road
    • Evesham
    • WR11 1YP
    • CLOSED
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs/collections: Friday 2nd December 2016
    • If missed the deadline please call Bob James on 01386 881605 for more information
  • Wadebridge Foodbank

    • Wadebridge Foodbank
    • Unit 2 Trevanson Street
    • Wadebridge
    • Cornwall
    • PL27 7AW
    • OPEN MON-THURS 10am-1pm
  • Cheshire

    • Area Coordinator - Steve Morris
    • Contact details: 07766 405301 - morris360@btinternet.com
    • Dates 31st Oct-2nd December 2016
    • Deadline for drop-offs/collections: Friday 2nd December 2016
    • Collections: Please call Steve to arrange a collection in the Cheshire or Wirral/Merseyside areas
  • Llangefni Library

    • Llangefni Library
    • Lôn y Felin
    • Llangefni
    • LL77 7RT
    • Deadline for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

    • Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern
    • Holyhead
    • LL65 3SU
    • Deadline for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Ysgol David Hughes

    • Ysgol David Hughes
    • Pentraeth Road
    • Menai Bridge
    • LL59 5SS
    • Deadline for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

    • Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
    • Cildwrn Road
    • Llangefni
    • LL77 7NG
    • Deadline for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

    • Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi
    • Holyhead
    • LL65 1NP
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

    • Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones
    • Pentrefelin
    • Amlwch
    • LL68 9TH
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Friday 18th November 2016
  • Park House

    • Park House
    • 23 Main Street
    • Hawkshead
    • LA22
    • ONLY OPEN MONDAYS 5pm-7.30pm UNTIL 16th NOVEMBER 2016
  • John Ruskin School

    • John Ruskin School
    • Lake Road
    • Coniston
    • LA21 8EW
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: Tuesday 15th November 2016
  • South Lakes

    • Area Coordinator: Judith Myers
    • Contact: 01539 441245 - info@oaklandsguesthouse.fsnet.co.uk
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs or collections: Wednesday 16th November 2016
    • COLLECTIONS: Please contact Judith to arrange a collection in the South Lakes
  • Oakhill Vets, Bowness In Windermere

    • Oakhill Veterinary Group
    • Lake Road
    • Windermere
    • LA23 2EQ
    • Deadline for drop-offs: Wednesday 16th November 2016
  • Loughton Methodist Church

    • Loughton Methodist Church
    • High Road
    • Loughton
    • IG10 1RB
    • Dates: 24th October-24th November 2016
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs/collections: Thursday 24th November 2016
  • Rugby

    • Area Coorindator – Fred Smyth
    • 01788 330015 - frmsmyth@hotmail.com
    • 237 Clifton Road
    • Rugby
    • CV21 3QU
    • Dates 7-25th November 2016
    • Deadline for collections & drop-offs: Friday 25th November 2016
    • Collections: Please call Fred to arrange a collection around Rugby and surrounding areas
  • 20 Chester Road

    • Area Coordinator – Cath Lucas
    • 07733 205108 - cath.lucas@teams4u.com
    • 20 Chester Road
    • Wrexham
    • LL11 2SA
  • Manna Bookshop

    • Area Coordinator – Cath Lucas
    • 07733 205108 cath.lucas@teams4u.com
    • Manna Bookshop
    • Charles Street
    • Wrexham
    • LL13 8BT
  • Wrexham T4U Warehouse

    • Area Coordinator – Cath Lucas
    • 07733 205108 - cath.lucas@teams4u.com
    • T4U Warehouse
    • by Total Fitness
    • Stansty Road
    • Rhosddu
    • LL11 2BU
    • Dates: 31st Oct-2nd December 2016
    • Deadline for drop-offs/collections: Friday 2nd December 2016
    • Collections: Please ring Mel Ellis on 07747 824340 to arrange a collection in Wrexham County Borough or Flintshire
  • Castle Mews Carpets

    • Area Coordinator – Steve Griffiths
    • 07834 768697
    • Castle Mews Carpets
    • 8 Well Street
    • Ruthin
    • LL15 1AH
  • Gwynedd

    • Area Coordinator – Pauline Owen
    • 07946 796659 - paulineowen24601@gmail.com
    • Drop off 21st – 25th November 2016
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs/collections: Friday 25th November 2016
    • COLLECTIONS: Please call Pauline to arrange any collections in Gwynedd & Conwy
  • Anglesey

    • Area Coordinator – Mair Parry
    • 01407 840144 - mairparry@btinternet.com
    • DEADLINE for drop-offs: 18th November 2016
  • Ellesmere Port & Merseyside

    • Area Coordinator – Doreen Wardle
    • 0151 355 3477
    • DEADLINE: Friday 2nd December 2016
  • Oaklands Guesthouse

    • Area Coordinator - Judith Myers
    • 01539 441245 - judithzeke@oaklandsguesthouse.fsnet.co.uk
    • Oaklands Guesthouse
    • Coniston
    • LA21 8DX
    • DEADLINE: Wednesday 16th November 2016
    • COLLECTIONS: Please contact Judith to arrange a collection in the South Lakes

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