How schools can join in our Christmas Shoebox Appeal
We fully appreciate that many parents and carers are unable to spend £20 on filling a Christmas shoebox with essential and a few luxury items. Instead, we recommend that pupils bring in one gift from our list of items to put in the shoeboxes (this will need to be coordinated to avoid ending up with too many of one type of item).
From here the children can add their item to a shoebox, and perhaps older children could write about how they imagine their gift would help the family or elderly person who receives it. Please see the various lessons and photographs in the PowerPoint downloads above to give the children sufficient background information.
Of course, if any parents are willing to fill a box themselves, we welcome this too. We also have homemade gift ideas that some members of your pupils’ families might want to donate if they enjoy crafts.