WEBox Appeal

Shoeboxes of love for the children of Albania this Christmas

Try to think of Christmas without presents…perhaps a difficult concept to grasp for our children here in the UK.

But for some other families, who do not live far from here, this is their reality.

WEBA is partnering with a small group of churches from the Baptist Union of Albania. WEBox aims to put the tools of compassion into the hands of these churches by enabling them to distribute Christmas shoeboxes (and food parcels) to families in their communities. Watch this video about WEBox in 2015:

Albania from Emily Coles on Vimeo.

 

Who can be involved?

In 2015 and 2016, schools, families, youth and children’s groups, and other organisations got involved, as well as many of WEBA’s 120 churches.

Shoeboxes being sorted

How?

The 2017 WEBox Appeal will kick off in July. This year, to simplify transporting the boxes, we will only accept gifts in the flat pack boxes provided by WEBA. These will come with a pre-printed label and can be decorated with wrapping paper etc.

 

A ready-made WEBox

At the moment we are looking for churches who have storage space and can help us with storage of the flat pack boxes when they arrive in early July. If you think your church can help, please get in touch at office@webassoc.org.uk or on 0117 965 8828.

 

How to fold a WEBox from Ruth Whiter on Vimeo.

Woman with small boy and shoebox

What can go in the box?

Use the word WEBOX to help you shop!

W – something to Wash with – soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste

E – something Educational – pens, pencils, notepad, colouring crayons, calculator.

B – a Bar of chocolate or a bag of sweets

O – Something to put On. Hat, scarf, gloves, socks, sunglasses, jewellery.

X – Something eXciting – any other games or toys that a child would like to receive.

Albania 2015_Woman with small boy

What will happen to the boxes?

The shoeboxes will leave England at the beginning of December . A team of volunteers will help our partner churches in Albania to distribute the shoeboxes to families they have contact with. Please contact the WEBA office for more information about joining the team.

You can make a difference to a child’s life…pack a box with love and send a message to the children of Albania.

Albanian apartment building

How can I help provide a food parcel instead?

£15 will provide a food parcel for one family. You can give a donation using the WEBox mydonate page – click here to donate now.

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