The Shoebox Appeal was launched in assemblies in early October and tutor groups are now busy preparing our shoeboxes for this year.
Lea Manor students responded well to the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2015, producing in excess of 100 Shoeboxes which were sent to families and the elderly in the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.
The Family Shoebox Appeal
This has been running since 1992 and has delivered smiles to thousands of people in Eastern Europe over the years. The Family Shoebox 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.
Due to the number of elderly people that are now being left alone due to their families leaving to work away, the Elderly Shoebox has now been launched.
Our Shoeboxes will be collected during the week beginning 31st October, any further boxes or gifts for boxes will be gratefully received up the 7th November.
Many thanks to students, parents and carers who helped to make the Shoebox Appeal such a success.