Shoebox Appeal

And it’s thanks to you all for donating 713 boxes!  This exceeds last year’s 606 – so its congratulations and thanks for the love and care you have shown.  The boxes are expected to go to needy families in Eastern Europe – to make thir Christmas that little more happier.


The shoe boxes from Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church went to Swaziland last year – here is the report from Operation Christmas Child: Your shoebox was one of nearly 80,000 gift-filled boxes that were sent from the UK to children in Swaziland. More than a quarter of Swaziland’s population lives […]

Shoe boxes to Swaziland

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated, sorted, wrapped, loaded or transported the shoe boxes this year – due to your help 539 shoe boxes will be making their way to Swaziland starting Tuesday 20th November 2012 when they are collected from Church.

How many shoe boxes this year?

It isn’t long now before we start to think about packing shoe boxes for children in far away places. Those of you who like to knit may be interested in the knitting patterns on the Operation Christmas Child web site ( There are lots of new patterns now available and […]

Knitting for shoe boxes

I know it’s only February, however, retailers will soon be thinking of getting rid of their winter stocks to make room for spring and summer – watch out for deals on hats, scarfs and gloves so you have them ready for later in the year. Watch out for bargains through […]

Shoebox ideas

A huge thank you to everyone who packed a shoe box and also to everyone else who collected them in, transported or sorted them. 679 boxes are now making their way to Swaziland, via Sherburn in Elmet. Don’t worry if you packed a warm hat, the regional representative of Operation […]

Thank you 679 shoe boxes

Ready to drop off your shoe box yet? All shoe boxes need to be finished and handed in this weekend at the latest. The last opportunity to pass your box in at Aroma is this Saturday (26th Nov). Alternatively you can bring it to church with you the following morning.

Time to finish your shoe box

What do you use your shoe box for? Well, yes you can keep shoes in them – the name sort of gives it away – but what else do you use them for, what else do you store in them. I would be interested in your posts – and remember […]

Uses for shoe boxes

Here is the story of another shoebox delivery in Romania: We chose to go to Ticu village after a pastor wrote to us about this village and the hard condtions these people live in. They have to walk 10km to the closest bus station if they want to go somewhere […]

Visit to the forgotten village