Trinity School’s Harvest Appeal 2015
9th October 2015
Having successfully collected food items for the local food banks over the last few years Trinity School has chosen a slightly different focus this year and will instead be contributing to a Shoebox Appeal organised by local charity Christian Response to Eastern Europe (CR2EE) (visit http://cr2ee.webplus.net/page33.html for more information).
The school’s aim is to fill as many shoeboxes as possible with new items for people living in poverty in Moldova. We would like to invite families to support us by bringing into school:
- unwanted shoe boxes
- unwanted wrapping paper
- items to fill a shoebox (please follow the guidelines on the website)
- or if you prefer you are very welcome to contribute 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATBCmwdPxo
Our Year 8 pupils will be taking the lead on collecting shoeboxes and are planning special assemblies on the subject of Harvest and the work of CR2EE to the Prep Department and Senior School. Collections of shoeboxes will be until mid-November when all our shoeboxes will then be transferred to the charity’s warehouse.
Commenting on our Harvest Appeal, Revd Jonathon said “Harvest festival is traditionally a time to give thanks for our food and resources. Perhaps those things that – at times – we can take for granted. We live incredibly privileged lives. Part of that privilege is to look outwards to those living in daily poverty and hardship and to ask the question ‘What might I be able to give to help them?’ The mission of CR2EE is both inspiring and challenging and I would like to encourage you to take a look at their work and this Harvest time to give generously.”