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Rotary Shoebox Scheme

The Rotary Club of Glenrothes will be supporting the Shoebox Appeal this year again.  Boxes are available at any Rotary Meeting. All filled boxes have to be returned by the beginning of November 2015.  To help with the shoebox and transportation costs it is suggested that sellotape £1 to the box lid.  If you are unable to fill a box but would like to support this appeal donations of items can be left and boxes will be filled on your behalf.


The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received and it lets them know that somebody, somewhere cares.  If you would like to take part, we would love to hear from you.

What's goes in the Boxes?

The type of contents are indicated on the box top

The contents should be of good quality, remembering that the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys for the children, quite possibly the first real gifts they have received for as very long time.



Baby Box


This is given to new mothers and can include baby wipes, cotton wool buds, baby shampoo, baby oil, talc powder, bonnet, boottees and mitts, baby grow, knitted matinee coat, small soft toy or plastic  rattle. Age up to 12months

Children’s Box

Toys such as ‘Matchbox’ type toy cars, small bouncy balls, jigsaws, fluffy toys, dolls, colouring books, felt tip pens, Lego, yoyo’s, bubble blow, etc. Should indicate if for a boy or girl,

Teenager’s Box

Please remember boxes for teenage boys and girls up to the age of 18. Such as: make-up, toiletries, sportswear, scarf, gloves, hat, writing materials, deodorants, comb, mirror, football memorabilia, etc

Household Box

Household Goods such as hand soap, toothpaste and brushes, envelopes, letter paper, biro pens, etc.Toys are especially appreciated, since these boxes can be used for birthday gifts.This box is also good for older folk, especially if a warm scarf or a pair of gloves is included.

For more information please contact Tracy Thomson or 07786675507

Check out the Rotary Shoebox Appeal Website, especially the short video -