Durban 2 Christmas Shoebox Project
for the last few years Round Table has collected presents which are prepared with a set list of contents and wrapped in a shoe box. These are distributed to needy children between roughly the ages of 3 and 12 years of age. Round Table either distributes directly or works with approved “distribution” charities and feedback is provided on the results of the distribution each year. Last year we distributed a record 407 boxes to Helping Hearts Charity Foundation and Key of Hope SA This year we want to beat that record!
In order to facilitate easier communication and feedback and to help grow our reach for this project, we have set up a Facebook Group. The Group is called the Round Table Christmas Box Project and it contains all you need to know for this year’s project. If you have not already joined the Group, you can either search for the Group in Facebook or click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/704894932932581/
We ask that you please make the effort to join the Group and help spread the word – so please share this with any family, friends or work colleagues who are interested. The contents list for the Christmas Box in attached. A copy can also be found of the Facebook Group.
The cut-off date is Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 12 PM (Midday). Please feel free to make contact should you wish to support the project, and we can arrange a drop off point or collection if required. We have also set up a Zapper code for donations should you wish to support the project by making a small cash donation which we will use to purchase and prepare boxes on donors’ behalf.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to post a question to the Facebook Group linked above or in the comments section below.
The Round Table of Durban No. 2
Acc No.: 10011691247
Ref: Christmas Box
How To Pack Your Shoebox
Over the years we have worked out just what needs to go into the Christmas Shoeboxes. This has come from a mixture of experience and input from the charities that we support with this project and we ask that you follow the below instructions as closely as possible.
- Find an empty medium size shoe box or paper printer box cut to size
- Fill the shoe box with any of the below items (or as close to the below as you can)
- Please make the items unisex
- Do not wrap the items individually, but put them all together in the box
- Wrap the box in Christmas paper, and feel free to pop a card into the box
Note: please ensure the lids can be opened. Not only do we like to check all the boxes to make sure they are suitable to be handed over, but sometimes we receive corporate donations and we need to be able to pop these into the Christmas Shoeboxes before delivery.
Items To Include:
- A small soft toy
- A colouring book
- A5 notebook
- A box of large wax crayons
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Face cloth & bar of soap
- Packet of chips
- Packet of sweets
- Juice bottle & lunch box