Once again we are joining Blythswood trust in sending Christmas shoeboxes to Eastern Europe where many people are living in dreadful poverty with little hope. These shoeboxes can bring joy and help the
people to know they are not forgotten. It’s easy to choose gifts for people that have so little. Toiletries and sweets that we take for granted can seem like a luxury to people living in poverty.
It is very important to follow the instructions for what is allowed to be packed so please pick up a leaflet from the Newhaven Connections café open Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 3pm, or you can get the information from the website here.
You will also be able to read stories of children and adults who
received shoeboxes last year and the encouragement and pleasure it brought to them from our displays and from the website. There are also 2 very moving videos on the website.
Why not ask your friends, families and work colleagues to make up boxes too. Boxes can be brought to the café, during the opening hours (10-3pm Tuesday 27th , Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th) during the LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER and you will be directed on your way out to the room
where we are storing them. The boxes will be collected just after Sunday 1st November so no boxes after Thursday 29th October please.
We are having a zoom shoebox service on Sunday 1 st November. This will be a short all age service and we would be delighted if you would like to join us on that Sunday. Please email Cassie our youth and children’s worker to get sent the link – firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I won’t see you I would like to say a very big thank you and you can be assured they will be gratefully received by people who have great need of kindness and the need to know that they are not forgotten.
Thank you, Christine Hodge