Members of St Francis’ congregation enjoyed making Christmas Shoe Box presents which will be given to children and families in Romania this Christmas.
We were also delighted to receive a donation of stationery from our local Office Stationery Company. Some smaller stationery items were put in the shoe boxes, other items will go direct to the local school in Dorohoi.
Steve Humphrey’s from Romanian Aid Foundation sends a message
“We would like to thank you for your recent donations for our Christmas shoeboxes. School children here have to provide their own stationery (as do their teachers) and donations of these materials are a great help to many poorer families. Our children in the west might not appreciate receiving "essentials" in their Christmas presents but here such items are valued. It is still the case here that these presents might be the only ones that some people will receive at Christmas, and we pass on their thanks to all those who make these boxes such a success.”