Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parents,


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 be given towards the charity’s transportation costs.


KAFKAH are collecting the boxes on 5th December.  If you are available to assist children pack shoeboxes, please complete the tear-off slip and return by 28th November.


Thank you for your continued support.



Class Teachers




Please return to your child’s class teacher by 28th November 2008


·        I am available to help wrap and sort for the Shoebox Appeal


Name______________________________   Tel.No_______________________


·        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

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