Christmas Shoeboxes

Every year Clubs collect shoeboxes for children packed with gifts.

District 1110 Shoebox 2015

I am pleased to report that we collected from clubs in District 26,957 shoeboxes in 2015, which is a significant increase on 2014 receipt of 25,189 shoeboxes.  They were dispatched to Albania, Moldova, Montenegro and the Philippines during November and early December in the following quantities:

Albania                 8,185 shoeboxes

Moldova              6,445 shoeboxes plus 17 cartons of knitted clothing items for children

Montenegro      6,433 shoeboxes

The Philippines 5,894 shoeboxes

Total                      26, 957 shoeboxes

I was delighted to receive from Group 8 and from a group of ladies in Winchester and Alresford a total of 17 boxes of warm knitted clothing for Moldova.  That was an incredible effort, and those same ladies have started knitting for next year already!

I am delighted to have a copy of a presentation made by the Rotary Club of Ulcinj, Moldova.  It shows three of their orphanages and special needs schools with some delighted children receiving their Christmas presents from our clubs in District 1110.

Geoff Philpot