Treasure Boxes from Peter Sinclair Gardens for Children in need

SHOEBOX PROJECT: Ruth and Alan Calcutt.
SHOEBOX PROJECT: Ruth and Alan Calcutt.

 

RESIDENTS from Peter Sinclair Gardens have added their special touch to what’s called the ‘Shoebox Project’ run by the Tea Gardens Baptist Church.

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As part of their regular monthly ‘Skills Day’ outings, the PSG residents last week helped fill 31 colourful boxes with treasures to be sent to children in need.

“The first age group is two to four, the second aged group is five to nine and third group is “10 to 14,” Ruth Calcutt told News Of The Area.

“There are boxes for girls and boys.”

Each box contained six unique gifts.

“Something to wear, something to love, something special such as a bangle or photo, something for school, something to play with and something for personal hygiene,” Ruth said.

They also contain a photo of the person who packed them, so that the recipient knows who’s put together their special gift.

“All the children from church also write letters and include pictures.”

The Peter Sinclair Residents were also shown a DVD of the places and the children who have received the shoebox gifts in the past.

Worldwide 11.5million shoeboxes have been sent out to children in need, nearly 350,000 from Australia and counting.

“The looks on the faces of the children, the excitement and the joy is just wonderful.”

 

By Margie TIERNEY

 

SHOEBOX PROJECT: Peter Sinclair Gardens Residents help out.
SHOEBOX PROJECT: Peter Sinclair Gardens Residents help out.

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