Last Christmas, we received overwhelming support from parents, pupils and the Cove community for our Shoebox Appeal. The delight of the many children who had been victims of war was highlighted in the photographs and video given to school.
Loirston School is again keen to support the charity, Kids Acting for Kids Abroad and Home (KAFKAH). This year’s shoeboxes will enrich the children of Kosovo whose lives have been disrupted by war. There are two ways that you can donate to the appeal. The first is to pack your own shoebox. The second is to provide donations which will be packed by our pupils or KAFKAH. The charity advises us that it is helpful if your box is labelled to state whether it is for a boy or a girl and for which age group – baby, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14 or teen, it would be most suited to.
Could we ask that, where possible, shoeboxes be wrapped at home? This would help us considerably.
Donations can take the form of pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers, notepads, colouring items, games, CDs, tapes and especially toiletries, jewellery, hair/nail stuff, new clothes, socks, hats, gloves, toys, small cuddly toys, sweets (but no chocolate). In fact, anything that can fit in a shoebox. Last year KAFKAH were particularly short of pencil sharpeners and toothpaste!
It would also be helpful if a donation of £2.00 (which can be taped to the outside of the box) be given towards the charity’s transportation costs.
KAFKAH are collecting the boxes from school on 3rd December so we would be grateful if they could be handed in before then.
Thank you for your continued support.