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Shoeboxes of Love

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Over Terms 2 & 3 we would like all members and families of our Scout Group to contribute donations towards Shoeboxes of Love. Then late in Term 3 the whole Group will get together to pack the shoeboxes.

We’ll need some cash to help pay for their distribution to children in need at Christmas time.

Other NEW items required include the following:
SOMETHING TO LOVE
Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
SOMETHING TO WEAR
T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, thongs, etc.
SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH
Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips, scrunchies, etc.(No toothpaste)*
SOMETHING SPECIAL
Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note or photo of yourself.

What not to pack **

ITEMS THAT LEAK OR MELT
Including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, plasticine/playdough, batteries.
FOOD OR LOLLIES
Of any kind (due to shipping regulations) including medicines and vitamins.
USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS
Including clothing and toys.
BREAKABLE ITEMS
Such as glass, porcelain, mirrors.
ITEMS THAT CAN SCARE OR HARM A CHILD
Examples are knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
GAMBLING-RELATED ITEMS
For example, play money and playing cards.
ANYTHING OF A RELIGIOUS, RACIAL OR POLITICAL NATURE

For further information, see attached or the website…
http://operationchristmaschild.org.au/