The fifth project to feature in our showcase of local groups as part of Poverty and Homelessness Action week is the Roarty Shoe Box Appeal.
Community Foundation for Calderdale has supported the Roarty Shoe Box Appeal by funding the making of 2,700 shoeboxes.
Grant manager for CFFC Rob Billson said: “We have funded the shoeboxes for 2013 as last year’s appeal was so successful in reaching and making a difference to needy and hard-up people of Calderdale, that we decided to invest £1,000 in this year’s appeal.”
About the appeal
Last year, charity began at home and 2,500 shoe boxes were filled by readers, schools and agencies with toys, food, toiletries and clothing accessories.
This charitable giving captured the true spirit of Christmas and was so successful that it was run again in 2013
The boxes were with toys, toiletries, food, and warm clothing accessories suitable for small children through to adults.
Last year, was the first year in which 2,500 Christmas shoe boxes with gifts were given to children and adults in need. So far, benefiting charities include SmartMove, Orangebox, Noah’s Ark Rainbows, Basement Recovery Project, Project Challenge, and Age UK – with more charities expected to receive and distribute shoeboxes.