Next collection 20th November 2019
Who is behind the Gift Box Project
I am Tyrrian Livesley an avid supporter of the Gift Box Appeal. This appeal started in the Cub Scouts pack 130 way back in 1996 when we wanted the scouts to do something at Christmas for children not as lucky as themselves.
The Appeal has now helped over 43,000 children in need to receive a gift box; quite an achievement!
Each one of these boxes has brought happiness, hope and enjoyment to a small child and for others it has also been life changing.
For those of you new to the appeal this is a non religious purely humanitarian appeal. We send Gift Boxes to needy children in Eastern Europe children who have never had a gift, many living in unbelievable poverty.
We try to give them special treats, sweets and toys, provide toiletries and especially school needs, so helping them attend school with items not provided by the state.
To help you there is a list of requirements needed to complete a Gift Box on the site (see page “making a box”), it may sound a lot but the list is the result of discussions between the social services of each country and the Mission Chrétienne pour les pays de lest (MCE Suisse) who provide the transport and distribute the boxes. Together they agreed these are the items of most use to the children and their families also those that would bring the greatest pleasure.
This appeal provides you with the opportunity to have this wonderful experience with your child of making a box and explaining how they are making an impoverished child in Eastern Europe very happy.
The reason behind the Gift boxes Appeal still remains the same as when it started 21 years ago getting young children to help other young children less fortunate regardless of who they are and trying to give them a gift of happiness.
The gift boxes will be collected by truck on the 21st & 22nd November from all participating schools and companies. For those of you not involved in any of the schools or companies participating drop off points will be on the web site nearer the time (see page “drop off points”).
If you would like to get your company or school involved or for further information please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org . With your help we can make this year the most successful yet by helping more children than ever with a gift so bringing them joy and happiness.
Thank You & Warm regards