I usually keep Give and Makeup separate from the blog but its that time of year again and we have just kicked off our Shoebox Campaign for the children in the refuges/outreach projects.
We also have a new London posting address so below is some text lifted from the original post over on GiveandMakeup.com for ease....
All parcels for Give and Makeup can now be sent to:
Give and Makeup
Huge thanks to the landlady Susie for giving us the space to get going again - especially in time for the Shoebox Campaign.
We are asking once again, for shoeboxes containing gifts suitable for children aged from newborn to mid-teens.
They can have anything - pyjamas, clothing, books, crayons, colouring books, suitable dvd's (they will be checked anyway), toys, sweets, chocolate, magazines - pretty much anything that you know a child will appreciate.
Please, please, spread the word and give what you can. I cannot tell you how heartbreaking it is to see these children in the shelters with absolutely nothing. Yes, they are of course safe from harm, warm and fed - which are the most important things - but surely at this time of year we can do more for them?
Please do not send any of the following:
No war related items - guns, knives etc
Nothing of a political or religious nature (books)
Our regional collections in Manchester and Cardiff will also be accepting the boxes.
If you are able to help these kids it would be much appreciated.