Christmas Shoebox Appeal

This year St. Mary’s Church, Monxton, will be making up Christmas shoeboxes for distribution by Andover Foodbank.

Last year Andover Foodbank distributed more than 650 Christmas gift boxes to local children.  These are some of the comments received by the Foodbank.

“Shortage of money and anxiety make it very difficult at Christmas. The shoe boxes were a huge help and had such lovely things in them that it made Christmas for us.”

“Like all parents we want to try and make Christmas as special as we can.  Without your kind donations this just wouldn’t be possible, it’s such a great feeling knowing my kids will have presents to open.”

Not only have you provided a physical gift but happiness and a much-needed morale boost that money cannot buy.” – Children’s Services

If you would like to make up a whole shoebox or donate some items, then we can provide you with a list of different age groups and examples of what to pack.  We also have a limited supply of empty shoeboxes.

If you would like to join with us then please contact Charmian on 710221 or Valerie on 772030 for more information.

We will be delivering our shoeboxes to the Foodbank on Friday 10th November.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate cash online at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/andoverfoodbank

Many thanks,

St. Mary’s Monxton

 

 

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