Here at St Ed's will be collecting Christmas Shoeboxes as part of the Blythswood care appeal 2021.
Our 'Shoebox service' will be held on Sunday 31st October 2021.
Shoeboxes are sent to people of different ages in the poorest parts Eastern Europe and beyond for Christmas. The boxes are filled with a variety of items to bring warmth and cheer to people who have very little. The shoe boxes have a wonderful impact on the lives of their recipients. They help to assure these people that they are remembered, prayed for and loved by the Lord.
Our prayer for those receiving the shoeboxes is that they know God loves them, just as he loves each of us so deeply.
This year Blythswood hope to be able to deliver boxes and bags to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
There are leaflets in church to explain the items needed and how to prepare a box. Alternatively you can find details on the Blythswood Care website. A video about the appeal can be found at the bottom of their webpage (keep scrolling down to find the videos!), a checklist of contents for the boxes/bags can be found here.Complete shoeboxes (or bags) or individual items can be left in St Ed's anytime before the 'Shoebox service'.
As well as individual shoeboxes, we will also have an afternoon at St Ed’s on Wednesday 27th October from 2.00pm to put together as many shoeboxes as we can.
Please leave items at the back of church, or bring them along on the day.