Santa Needs Your Help Again - 16th Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly

SANTA NEEDS YOUR HELP AGAIN - 16TH ANNUAL SHOEBOX DRIVE FOR THE ELDERLYCastelo de Sonhos registered charity has more than 200 elderly in need living in the Silves area. This Christmas we would again like to help them and we are now planning the 16th Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly. The boxes will be delivered by the Castelo de Sonhos team. We hope you will participate.

Here is what you’ll need to do:

1. Find an empty shoe box. Most shoe shops are only too pleased to give you one.

2. Decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman.

3. Fill your shoe box with a variety of gifts (each gift may be individually wrapped) see suggestions below. Please pack carefully and wrap breakables well.

4. Wrap the shoebox and label for man or women, or couple.

5. Deliver filled shoeboxes to Castelo de Sonhos in Silves or the Holiday Inn, Algarve in Armação de Pêra between 15th November and 9th December 2020.

- Shampoo, soap, body lotion, bath gel, foam hairbrush, comb, mirror,

- Woolly hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hankies, tights, small shawl

- Sewing kit

- Shower cap

- Torch

- Face cloth

- Tea towel

- Small notebook and pen

- Sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits-please ensure they are well in date

- Small ornament

- Christmas card

-Do not include: Medicines.

For more information please contact Sue Butler-Cole - mobile 933 374 865 or email

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