The 15th annual "Christmas Shoeboxes for the Elderly" campaign has been a tremendous success this year with over 250 boxes collected and still being distributed. Due to the generosity of this year's donors the Silves based family charity "Castelo de Sonhos" (CdeS) were able to reach many more elderly folk this year. CdeS would like to thank everyone who contributed and in particular would like to give special thanks to the following who helped co-ordinate collection & delivery.
Paul & Pasi Jokinen-Carter of "Natural Joki Flow for Holistic Treatments"
Mike Wasinski & Frank Remiatte & Nada Louw all from Portimao.
Donna McFadden & friends at the 3rd Annual Guia Autumn/Christmas Fair
The folk from Balaia Golf Village
Kathleen Kuys from Boliquime & friends
Members of the Rotary Club of Silves
The "Ladies who Knit" for donating knitted blankets, hats, scarves, gloves & socks.
The volunteers at the CdeS charity shop for saving donated items throughout the year for the shoeboxes, and
Holiday Inn in Armacao de Pera for their support.
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone involved.