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 Bosnia whose lives have been disrupted by war. The concept is simple. There are two ways that you can donate to the appeal. The first is to pack your own shoebox. The second is simply to provide donations which will be packed by our pupils or KAFKAH. The charity advises us that they are particularly short of items for teenagers, so please keep this in mind when packing your shoebox. Could I ask that all shoeboxes be wrapped at home. This would help us considerably.
Donations can take the form of pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers, notepads, colouring items, games, tapes and especially toiletries, jewellery, hair/nail stuff, new underwear, socks, hats, gloves, toys, small cuddly toys, sweets and good clothes that your child has grown out of. In fact, anything that can fit in a shoebox.
KAFKAH does ask that NO food, chocolate or books in English are donated. It would also be helpful if a donation of £2.00 be given towards the charity’s transportation costs if you can.
Start your search at home. We also need as many ready wrapped shoeboxes as possible.
If you are available to assist children pack shoeboxes, please complete the tear-off slip and return by 30th November.
Thank you for your support.
Please return to your child’s class teacher by 30th November 2007
· I am available to help wrap and sort for the Shoebox Appeal
· Best Time
Monday a.m. / p.m., Tuesday a.m. / p.m., Wednesday a.m. / p.m.,
Thursday a.m. / p.m., Friday a.m. / p.m.
Please circle the best time for you to help