Rotary ShoeBox Scheme

Our annual project to send gift boxes to needy families in Eastern Europe


Every year we fill shoebox sized boxes with Christmas gifts for children and families in deprived areas of Central and Eastern Europe.  The boxes are consolidated in Dyce and shipped to a national collection centre in northern England before being trucked to their destination. 

Last year, to avoid any conflict with the pandemic restrictions at schools, we decided to offer shoeboxes via Facebook.  This had a fantastic response – in fact reaching many individuals who wouldn’t have received then via schools.   This year we have again distributed to the local primary schools, but we also made boxes available for anybody else via Facebook.

Last year during the height of the restrictions we had a fantastic response and collected almost 200 boxes for shipment to Romania, Ukraine, Albania and Moldova.  This year we have distributed almost 400 boxes and while we may not get them all filled, we expect to beat last year’s performance and “Spread a Little Happiness” even further.  

You'll find a link to a Shoebox Delivery Video on the "Links to Other Sites" in the MENU top left of the page.

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Annual fun day out for disadvantaged children (and their helpers!).

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We've been supporting global humanitarian projects since 1953

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World Polio Day

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GIBR Team at Kellands Park

Fundraising event for Prostate Scotland

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Some of the children receiving their Shoeboxes, Christmas 2020

Our annual project to send gift boxes to needy families in Eastern Europe

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Summary of meetings with details of speakers and general Rotary matters.

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