Wester Hailes Education Centre has announced that their S3 pupils are currently planning and preparing a charity campaign to collect items and money to send shoeboxes of small gifts through the charity appeal ‘Operation Christmas Child’.
They are collecting contributions and anything from the list below would be greatly appreciated. They also need donations to send the shoeboxes as it costs £3 to send each one. Even one or two items would be fantastic. All donations need to be at the school by Friday the 4 November 2016.
Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped sweets – no chocolate please (best-before-date must be at least March of the following year).
Do Not Include
Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.