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Rotary Shoeboxes Christmas 2017 'Update'



Message from the Chairman
A big thank you to everybody who has given the gift of a shoebox this year.  It promises to be another bumper year for the scheme and the elves are very busy in the warehouse sorting the boxes as I write.
  A delivery of approximately 12,000 boxes will depart in the next few days for Ukraine followed by a further delivery to Romania and Moldova of 12-14,000 boxes in the New Year.    
This time of year is particularly difficult for the warehouse and transport team as we collect the boxes from around the country and nobody wants their boxes to miss the Christmas deliveries.  I would like to extend a special thank you to all our helpers who co-ordinate the delivery and collection of boxes in their local areas.  Without their local knowledge, our task of delivering and collecting nearly 70,000 boxes each year would be much harder.
  As many of you know, after 18 years as Chairman, Peter Clare decided it was time for a change and I am grateful to the trustees for giving me the chance to lead the charity going forward.  It is due to Peter’s commitment and dedication that the Shoebox Scheme has grown to its current level and I am pleased that he has agreed to continue as a Trustee and develop the international distribution arm of the charity.
  The demand for our boxes continues to rise and we are only limited by the number of filled boxes we receive each year.  We could easily double our capacity and still not meet all the requests for boxes that we receive, so please, keep up the good work and spread the message – every box filled is a little drop of happiness for somebody somewhere.
  On behalf of the Trustees and Management team, may I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Nigel Danby - Chair of Trustees
Giving Boxes

To request collection of completed boxes please visit the website

Please never give monies for the Shoebox Scheme to our carriers collecting filled boxes, as they are not our employees.
For full details on how to send us money visit
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WE RUN ALL YEAR - FOR ALL AGES
We look forward to continue working with you in 2018
Thank You
Receiving Boxes in Romania
HOLIDAY CLOSURE OF SERVICES
The Warehouse will close on 22nd December and reopens on 2nd January 2018
We hope you like our new website, and if you have any problems please email: feedback@rotaryshoebox.org.uk

Thank you for your support.

Yours in Rotary,
Ron

Rotarian Ron McKail

District 1010 Shoebox Coordinator

Rotary Club of Aberdeen St Nicholas

01224 743825

07823 491890