Every year the congregation at St John’s show their Christian love by helping the Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal.
Last year almost 50 boxes were collected and sent to countries across eastern Europe and Pakistan, helping to raise a smile on the faces of children, aged from three up to 16, and vulnerable adults who otherwise would not receive any gift at Christmas time.
Once again this year St John’s will join with fellow churches, charities and community organisations across the UK who co-ordinate the collection to help people much, much less fortunate than we are.
The appeal is in its 22nd year and has distributed almost 2 million shoeboxes since it began. The boxes contain toiletries, sweets, toys, clothes and other everyday items for children, as well as gifts for adult men and women.
Collection organiser at St John’s is Carol Findlay. There are posters about the appeal on the notice boxes near the church entrance and lists of what items are needed.
We ask that you support the appeal.
The video on Blythswood’s website titled ‘What a box can mean’, tells more of the story . . . More information about the appeal from Carol, in the church office, and from the Blythswood website at: http://www.blythswood.org/#!shoebox-appeal/ccuw
Thank you for your support.