I am Tyrrian Livesley an avid supporter of the Gift Box Appeal. This appeal started in the Cub Scouts pack
130 way back in 1996 when we wanted the scouts to do something at Christmas for
children not as lucky as themselves.
The Appeal has now helped
over 43,000 children in need to receive a gift box; quite an achievement!
Each one of these boxes has brought happiness, hope and enjoyment to a small
child and for others it has also been life changing.
For those of you new to the appeal this is a non
religious purely humanitarian appeal. We send Gift Boxes to needy children in
Eastern Europe children who have never had a gift, many living in unbelievable
poverty. We try to give them special treats, sweets and toys, provide toiletries
and especially school needs, so helping them attend school with items not
provided by the state.
To help you there is a list of requirements
needed to complete a Gift Box on the site (see page "making a box"), it may sound a lot but the
list is the result of discussions between the social services of each country and the Mission Chrétienne pour
les pays de lest (MCE Suisse) who provide the transport and distribute the
boxes. Together they agreed these are the items of most use to the children and
their families also those that would bring the greatest pleasure.
appeal provides you with the opportunity to have this wonderful
experience with your child of making a box and explaining how they are making
an impoverished child in Eastern Europe very happy.
The reason behind the Gift boxes Appeal still
remains the same as when it started 21
years ago getting young children to help other young children less fortunate regardless of who they are and trying to give
them a gift of happiness.
The gift boxes will be collected by truck on the 21st
& 22nd November from all participating schools and
companies. For those of you not involved in any of the schools or
companies participating drop off points will be on the web site nearer the
time (see page "drop off points").
If you would like to
get your company or school involved or for
further information please contact me on [email protected] . With your help we can make this year the most
successful yet by helping more children than ever with a gift so bringing them
joy and happiness.
Thank You & Warm regards Tyrrian Livesley
This little boy in Belarus received a gift from one of you!
Did you make this gift or do you know who made this gift, if so please contact me as I have a thank you message from his family. Tyrrian