Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2019 deadline approaching

31 October 2019
Its not too late to pick up a Rotary Shoebox & return it before the end of Monday, November 4th. You may remember our launch of this very worthwhile scheme on October 18th, well the deadline is now approaching and we need your filled shoeboxes back, ready for transporting! We get asked the question as to why this deadline is so early for Christmas, well the Rotary need this time to get the boxes to the warehouse distribution points in the UK ready to be sent in lorries to Eastern Europe, which takes some time!
As a reminder, please see below the original news story we published on October, 18th below.
The time has come, once again, to launch the Rotary Shoebox campaign in Boston. Rotary Club of Boston St Botolph organises the appeal annually with fantastic support from the community.
This year they have set a target of 400+ boxes, (with a value of approximately £4,800) which are to be filled by the people of Boston and transported to poor and needy families in Eastern Europe by Rotarians.

Rotary Shoebox received by a young boy

John Wright, one of the organisers said ‘More importantly, the annual Shoebox Appeal reveals that people in Boston do care and want to spread a little happiness among children for whom a shoebox of toys at Christmas may be their first present. Poor families and the elderly in care homes also receive boxes.

The Stump will be acting as a distribution and collection centre for the town, beginning  on Monday, October 21 and finishing on Monday, November 4.’
At present, the Rotary Club has several Boston primary schools participating along with the Methodist Churches and our congregations. St Botolph’s Church will be acting as a distribution and collection point for all those who wish to contribute to this most worthy cause.
For more information, please see their website https://www.rotaryshoebox.org, or download one of their handy instruction sheets here: Shoebox Instructions