Blythswood Shoebox Appeal



It will be time to fill boxes before we know it!

If you are buying new shoes this summer please ask for the box and pass it on to me – thank you. It’s a good idea to add an extra item to your shopping each week, if you can. That way the cost is spread out.

Essential items:
Hat/scarf/gloves,toothpaste/toothbrush, soap,toy car for boys, small doll for girls.

Other items:
shampoo (250 ml), face cloth/wipes, deodorant, comb/brush, moisturising cream, shaving foam/razors,underwear, socks/tights,make-up, sewing equipment, household candles, screwdrivers/pliers,pens/pencils/sharpener/notepads/
colouring book/rubber/rulers, sweets – NO CHOCOLATE OR UNDATED SWEETS. Best before date MARCH 2014
T-shirts/pajamas/jumpers/shirts etc. All items must be new.

Please note age groups:
Children 3 years-12 years, teenagers, women, elderly women, men.

THANK YOU to all who have supported this appeal in the past. Last year 116,000 boxes were filled and sent to: Albania,Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine in Eastern Europe in time for Christmas and to Pakistan to be distributed in January and February.

“Everyday items that seem so small to us … bring joy to thousands of people who live in desperate poverty”.
(Blythswood website)

So far I have 19 boxes – can we do better than that?


Kirsty MacInnes

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you“. John 15.12