Blythswood Care run education and social care projects at home and abroad.
Since 1993 we have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes to those living in abject poverty across Eastern Europe. With your help this year we will pass 2,500,000 since we sent just 300mthat first year.
One of the first boxes to be handed out last winter went to four-year-old Ismedin, in Gjakova, Kosovo, where 11 members of his extended family occupy a single-roomed dwelling.
“They are a very poor family,” says shoebox distributor Faton Berisha. “Their living conditions are difficult, especially in winter, with no electricity or running water in their home.”
“Ismedin was very happy with his shoebox, especially when he found a toy, hat, gloves and sweets. Each member of the family received a box and they were so happy to find things which they needed, such as shampoo.”
Despite Covid-19 restrictions in the UK and Europe, Blythswood’s 2020 Shoe Box Appeal delivered 75,218 boxes to eight countries in Eastern Europe.
You can help provide some joy this Christmas by filling a box of items we often take for granted but for some, like Ismedin, are luxuries.
Why not give a precious gift this Christmas?
For more information: www.shoeboxappeal.org