Love in a Box

Once again we’re thinking about Christmas in October, as St Mary’s Church, Monxton is, once again, taking part in a national shoebox scheme that sends useful gifts to under-privileged children in Eastern Europe.

Amport School have been participating in this for some years now and the Church has joined in too. So please donate some items (list below), either to make up an entire shoebox, or to make up communal boxes.

It is intended to gather all the boxes for the Family Service on Sunday 27th October at 9.15am.

If you are able to help please call either Charmian on 710221, Valerie on 772030 or David on 710641.

For more details on the Charity, Mustard Seed Relief Missions, click here

If you are assembling a WHOLE BOX, we can supply you with an empty box. Please do not seal the boxes as the contents need to be checked by the authorities. If you could wrap your boxes (lids and boxes separately) with Christmas paper that would be a nice touch. Please put a label on the box stating that the contents are suitable for a boy or girl and the age range – see information below.

If you are donating INDIVIDUAL ITEMS, we will make up shoeboxes

The cost of sending each box is £3. We will underwrite this cost, but any donations are gratefully received.


Boys & Girls 3-5 years (no war related toys please)

  • Toy cars
  • Dolls
  • Ball
  • Jigsaw (not small pieces)
  • Picture Book
  • Chocolate or soft sweets
  • Thick wax crayons or pencils
  • Drawing paper
  • Soft toy
  • Flannel
  • Hat & gloves
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb

Boys & Girls 6-11 years

As above and…

  • Skipping rope
  • Yoyo
  • Jewellery
  • Playing cards
  • Sweets
  • Books
  • Felt tip pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Soap

Boys & Girls 12-15 years

  • Marbles
  • Travel games (ludo, draughts etc)
  • Juggling balls
  • Baseball cap
  • Playing cards
  • Geometry set
  • Note book
  • Gloves, hats, scarfs
  • Pens & pencils
  • Sweets
  • Soap
  • Flannel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hair accessories
  • Jewellery
  • New make-up
  • Perfume stick
  • Talcum powder



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