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Selby High School

Selby High School

Operation Christmas Child Appeal

Selby High School has joined the Operation Christmas Child Appeal again this year to help spread a little bit of Christmas cheer across the world to those children who really need it.

We have a mountain of shoeboxes growing in our reception and would love to receive more.

Getting involved is simple, all you need to do is make a Christmas Shoebox Gift and we’ll give make sure it gets handed to a child in need this Christmas.

Follow these simple steps to help make a difference this year:

  • Get a shoebox and cover it in Christmas paper, wrap the lid separately. 
  • Fill your box with toys and useful things. For examples please see below. 
  • Label the box for boy/girl and include age.
  • If possible include an envelope containing £3 to cover travel costs.
  • Please hand in to Mrs Hindle by November 27th.

Items that can be included in the shoeboxes:

  • Toys:  Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument, trucks, cars, dolls, clip on earrings, etc...
  • Education Items: Calculator, felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
  • Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.
  • Other Items: Sweets (sell-by date to be at least March 2014), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.
  • All gifts should be new, please include items from each category.

No Thanks! Please note the items we do not wish to be included in the shoeboxes:

  • No Food - particularly chocolate (non-chocolate sweets are allowed).
  • No medicine - or vitamins of any kind.
  • No war related items - toy guns, play soldiers or knives of any kind.
  • No clothing - other than listed above.

An example Shoebox Story :

Thank You for Sending a Gift of Love

This little girl lives in a remote village just outside Conakry, Guinea Bissau. She has always wanted to be like her mama and carry a little baby on her back. So for quite some time now, she would carry a stick as her "pretend baby" on her back!

Then Operation Christmas Child came to her village and guess what was in her box!!!

Operation Christmas Child really is the power of a simple shoebox. Since 2001 they has sent over 268,000 boxes to bless children in Guinea just like this little girl.

Supporters from the UK sent over 983,000 shoeboxes to needy children during the 2012/2013 Operation Christmas Child campaign. Globally, they have given more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in 130 countries in the last 22 years.