Boxes of Hope - Shoe box charity

Once again the school are supporting the Boxes of Hope shoe box appeal.

The benefits of being a “local” charity are that a team from Cumbria takes the shoeboxes and brings pictures and stories back of the children who receive them and, as a small charity we have no staff to pay, so any surplus funding goes towards longer term educational support for these children.  The boxes contain educational supplies such as pens and pencils, toys (such as dolls, cars and tennis balls), sweets and hygiene items such as face cloths and soap.

Children and adults alike love to fill a shoebox – it is a simple and fun thing to do, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it really does make a difference to a child who has none of the basics we take for granted.  For these children there is none of the commercialisation we endure for weeks leading up to Christmas.  Many of them have never in their lives had a gift.  Many have never had a toy.

Don’t forget it’s not too early to start thinking about this years’ campaign. You can start looking for empty shoeboxes and shoebox bargains such as toys, games, fun items, hygiene and stationery items, warm hat/scarf/gloves/socks etc.

Leaflets are available in school with details of what you can and can't put in your shoe box and how to make a donation towards shipping costs.

Please can you bring any filled shoe boxes into school week beginning 12th November 2018.

We have quite a few spare toothbrushes in school so please feel free to pop in and grab some for your shoe box.

Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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