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Shoeboxes – Ukraine


Shoeboxes at Christmas time is an amazing gateway to sharing love for others who literally have nothing. The shoebox is a simple idea, which can put big smiles onto people’s faces.  Shoeboxes are gifts given to families who often have to make a choice between buying food or fuel at Christmas time – buying presents is not a priority. Many of these families do not have running water, heating or electricity. Some live in appalling conditions, often existing in one or two rooms. Life for them is a real struggle to survive.
People can fill a Shoebox for a family – not just a child.  The content items for all family members  includes items such as shower gel/shampoo, family games, stationary items, gift for mum and dad as well as sweets, soft toys, hats, scarves etc.
Its with a huge thanks to our close friends at Link to Hope that we are able to provide our Bulgarian projects with shoeboxes. These people really don’t have much in their lives, so to see the joy on the faces of children and families on receiving their shoebox makes all that we do worth while.
If you feel you would like to take part in this appeal please go and register at the Link to Hope website.  In registering for this appeal please be assured that over 5,000 shoeboxes are given to the Ukraine and Bulgaria in the name of Door of Hope.  Many people have felt loved and supported by receiving a shoebox. It proves that someone, somewhere cares.