Christmas Shoeboxes

Every year Clubs collect shoeboxes for children packed with gifts.

District 1110 Shoebox 2018

Many thanks to you all for your contributions for the past few years I am please to report that we collected from clubs in District 26,437 shoeboxes in 2018, which is a little lower than last year 2017. Some clubs showed growth with Guernesais being the shining example with an incredible 4,485 delivered from Guernsey. The grand total were dispatched to Albania, Romania, Moldova, Montenegro and the Philippines during November and early December in the following quantities:

Albania                   6,123 shoeboxes  Plus 1 carton of Teddy Bears.

Romania                6,189 Shoe boxes plus  3 cartons of woollens for children

Moldova                 6,079 shoeboxes  plus 5 cartons of knitted clothing items for children

Montenegro           6,359 shoeboxes  plus 2 cartons of woolens

The Philippines       1,687 shoeboxes.

Total                      26, 437    shoeboxes

Many thanks for all the ladies who donated the kitted items, this 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

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