The Christmas Appeal 2023 Outcome #3

The Christmas appeal at the Rotary Club of the City of Wolverhampton this year was supported by over 50 people.

Club members, friends of club members and friends at the Bethel Christian Fellowship Church in West Bromwich gave a great many gifts and contributed in excess of £2,000 towards this appeal.

The funds would be split between 4 recipients and this is the outcome

of recipient number 3-

The Rotary Shoebox Scheme.

Our club has a long history of support to the Rotary shoebox scheme and, 2023 was no exception.

Members fill shoeboxes or make donations to enable purchases to be made on their behalf.

The boxes are filled with gifts or household items for vulnerable youngsters and families who live principally in Romania and Moldova. Each box is more than just a box  full of useful and fun items; it’s personal a gift, not just for the person receiving it, but for the family, too-a message of hope and a demonstration that someone cares about them.

On December 18th, 252 completed shoeboxes were delivered to the Rotary distribution centre at Oldham for onward delivery to their Eastern Europe destinations. A few years ago, two members of the club drove to Romania and Moldova to deliver the boxes personally and found out just how wonderfully they are received.

Our friends at the Bethel Christian Fellowship Church of West Bromwich contributed nearly £300 and provided 34 filled Shoeboxes too and we certainly thank them very much.

PP Sylvia and Derek Morgan’s grandaughter Ella packing just a few of the 71 Shoeboxes that she completed this year. A wonderful effort- well done!