Annual Shoebox Appeal

Help with shoeboxes this year to ensure those in need have a good Christmas.

 Wisbech Rotary Club is supporting this scheme and is looking for volunteers to fill shoeboxes.  Can you help?

The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europewho 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. 

We have Rotary flat pack shoeboxes available. These can be filled with the below and returned to us with minimum of £1 coin cello- taped to the lid.  As we have paid for the boxes up front this money comes to the Club and covers all postage charges.

Please help if you can.

*                           Toys such as ‘Matchbox’ type toy cars, small bouncy balls, jigsaws, fluffy toys, dolls, coloring books, felt tip pens, Lego, yoyo’s, bubble blow, etc.


*                           The type of contents are indicated on the box top. In the case of toys, additional information as to the suitability for boy or girl, along with age group is also indicated. A card with the senders name and address, along with a photograph is also a nice thing to include.

 Teenagers- 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 Goodssuch 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.

 Please do not mix the contents of the boxes since this makes distribution difficult. Above all, 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. 

Food-We have had to discontinue with food boxes due to border problems at most East European countries. Contact any Wisbech Rotary member on

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back The Rotary club of Wisbech supports international projects each year. This years projects include Rotary Shoe Boxes and other overseas aid.