The "Love in a Box" Christmas Shoebox Appeal is organised by Children in Distress
Following the fall of Communism and the terrible conditions that were found in Romanian orphanages, the charity started initially as Romanian Children's Aid. In 1992, it was decided to extend the work of the charity throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe, to reach out to Eastern Europe's poorest.
"Love in a Box" ensures that infants and children from the poorest families or in orphanages, as well as the elderly in hospices or hospitals, know that someone cares for them and that they receive a small gift this Christmas. Shoeboxes are filled with little gifts to keep the recipients warm, clean and entertained, wrapped in bright Christmas wrapping paper.
Effingham and Fetcham Parish have been involved in the Shoebox Appeal since 2015, sending nearly 100 boxes each year, a wonderful result.
Setting off on their journey
Click here to see Shoeboxes 2020 at the receiving end.