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Harvest Shoebox Appeal gathers pace

6th November 2015

The Trinity shoebox appeal is gathering pace. Year 8 students are coordinating the collection effort across the school and two of them, Holly Robinson and Emily Riley, recently brought us up to date with progress.

‘This year for Harvest we have decided to change what we do. Instead of collecting food we have chosen to support a shoebox appeal for the charity CR2EE. We are collecting shoe boxes which are being filled with gifts before being sent off to Moldova in Eastern Europe as Christmas presents for the poor and unfortunate. We have chosen to send our boxes to Moldova as it is one of the poorest countries in the world - most people would think of certain African countries as being very poor, yet Moldova is in many ways worse off than several of these.

We are sending the shoe boxes to all ages from as young as three months old to one hundred years and three months old. In these boxes we are sending all kinds of gifts, which must be new items but which can include everyday things like soap and shower gel, and other items we take for granted.  So far we have filled 40 shoeboxes, but our target is for the School to fill 150 boxes before the middle of November so we still need lots of effort from everyone to help us reach it.’

To support the School in this appeal, and our resourceful Year 8’s who are running it, families are invited to consider sending into school all or any of the following:

•unwanted shoe boxes

•unwanted wrapping paper

•items to fill a shoebox, following the guidelines on  

• a completed shoebox, wrapped (lid and base separately) and filled with suitable contents. Please label the shoebox indicating which gender and which age range it is suitable for.  It would also be lovely to include a letter/card/photograph showing where the box has come from.

CR2EE have also produced a Youtube clip about their work in Moldova. You can view it here