For the last few years our church has supported the Blythswood Christmas shoebox appeal.  Last year we filled 65 shoe boxes – a record for Fulwood. Can we beat this total in 2014? Added to each box will be a piece of age-appropriate Christian literature in the local language.

This is a simple but effective way of reaching out to those in need. It shows the love of Jesus in a practical way and it’s not difficult to choose gifts for people who have so little. Things we take for granted are often luxuries for people living in desperate poverty. By filling a shoebox with simple gifts you can bring joy and laughter to someone this Christmas. Shoeboxes will be distributed to Albania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania and Serbia.

How can you get involved? Simply get an empty shoebox and wrap it in Christmas paper but keep the lid and box separate. Decide which age group and gender you would like your box to go to. Leaflets to help you will be available at the reception desk from 12th October.  At the same time you can look at some completed boxes in the foyer, as examples.

Your box should be delivered to church by the week of 10th November.  An exact date will be given in ‘church life’ nearer the time. Thank so much!

Shoe Box Appeal 2014