Rotary International Shoebox Appeal: There’s still time to make a difference

Support the Rotary International Shoebox Appeal EMN-150710-102125001
Support the Rotary International Shoebox Appeal EMN-150710-102125001
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The deadline for handing in shoeboxes as part of the Rotary International Shoebox Scheme is fast approaching.

You could give a little Christmas cheer to underprivileged families living in Eastern Europe through the Rotary scheme, which launched a few weeks ago.

Every year the Melton Times supports this scheme which always receives an overwhelming response thanks to you, our readers.

To help with the appeal, simply pop into Melton Computers, in Market Place, to collect a free flat pack box, between 9am and 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Once filled, please return the shoeboxes to St Mary’s Church in Melton, between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

The boxes go to Eastern Europe to be given to children of all ages, or to teenagers and the elderly.

So what can you put in these boxes?

Suitable items for a child include toys such as matchbox cars, bouncy balls, dolls, colouring books and felt tips, jigsaw puzzles and Lego (but please avoid sweets, chocolates and toys that require batteries).

For a box for a teenager, why not fill it with make-up, toiletries, a comb, writing essentials or even sportswear?

Of if you want your box to go to an elderly person, why not add in some household goods, soap, toothpaste and brushes, pen and paper or shampoo?

When your box is full, please tape £2 to the top of the box to cover the cost of transporting the gifts.

Filled boxes must be returned by Friday, November 13.