Rotary 2023 Shoebox Campaign

As you may be aware Steve is the Rotary Club of Alloa’s Shoebox Co-ordinator. The need for all our communities to come together to help each other and bring joy, wherever possible, has never been greater. Most local schools and  organisations have helped, at some time, with the shoebox campaign and the delivery of Christmas gifts, in a shoebox, to children and families in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania and the Ukraine.

The need for this campaign remains enormous however the complexities, during the current cost of living and fuel cost crisis, mean that the time period and number of Christmas gifts able to leave Britain and Ireland are significantly reduced.

As a reminder the Rotary Shoebox Scheme remains very simple. We will deliver empty shoeboxes to schools and organisations in whatever numbers requested. Once filled with a selection of toys and household products we will collect them and ensure, through our distribution network, that they are received by children in Eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

For many children this is the only Christmas present they will receive.

Regrettably we only have till Monday, 13th November 2023 to collect all the boxes from the schools to ensure delivery for Christmas.

If you are able to assist our 2023 Campaign or indeed have any further questions regarding this scheme I would welcome your contact on 07930218483 or via email: