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Shoebox Appeal - S6 Foodbank

By echorley 19 Nov 2021

Every year we work with the S6 Foodbank to provide donations for the families who are most in need and following on from the success of the Shoebox Appeal last year we're doing it again for Christmas 2021!

Our Shoebox Appeal launches today, Friday 19 November, and will run until Monday 6 December at which point we'll start packing and wrapping the shoeboxes for them to be taken to the S6 Foodbank, so please get your donations in before then.

What is a Shoebox Appeal?

Shoebox Appeals are where items are donated and then placed into gift-wrapped shoeboxes and given to children who might otherwise not receive a gift this Christmas. 

We have sourced shoeboxes (special thanks to Hillsborough and Rivelin Running Club who, as you can imagine, have a lot of empty shoeboxes!) and are asking staff and students to please consider donating to this worthy cause. 

What can I donate?

New items are preferred, however, we are happy to accept second-hand items as long as they are in good condition.

S6 Foodbank has provided us with a list of items that can be put into the shoeboxes:

  • toys for children aged 6 - 12
  • books
  • Lego and mini Lego
  • chocolate
  • gloves
  • hats
  • gift sets
  • toiletries

Where can I donate?

We have set up two boxes for donations with signs telling you what can be donated, and they are located in The Edge reception and at Allen Court reception.

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echorley I'm Emma Chorley, the Marketing and Communications Executive for accommodation services at UoS.
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