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Sheffield Shoebox Appeal Donation Drive

Sheffield Shoebox Appeal Donation Drive

DATE: Wednesday 20 November 2019

TIME: 9am - noon

LOCATION: The HUBS

Every Christmas, many people within our local community have to deal with the fact that they are homeless; living in a hostel or a refuge at what should be a special, happy time of year. This year Sheffield Hallam Students' Union are co-ordinating a homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal to send hope to those in need.

We are aiming to collect 500 boxes from students to give out to those in need this christmas throught the Sheffield Shoebox Appeal.  

Boxes can be dropped off at the HUBs (Officers Office) between 20th November and 4th December (at the latest!). All boxes MUST have a note on it with the student name and number of who made the box along with what group the box is aimed at. We are collecting boxes for the following groups: 

- Homeless males

- Women in refuge

- The elderly, especially those living alone or in a care home with no visiting family

Please see below for guidance on what to include/not to include in boxes and what you need to do in all boxes before donating them! 

 

                                

 

 

Suggestions for the elderly:

Nice socks e.g. fluffy ones for women, Christmas ones for men

Scarf/Hat/Gloves

Slippers

Perfume/After Shave

Body lotion/Face cream

Toiletry sets

Christmas food - nothing that has to be cooked e.g. mini Christmas cake, biscuits, chocolates

Savoury items such as nuts or dried fruit

Sachets of luxury hot chocolate or similar

Christmas cracker/Christmas ornament/decoration

Notepad/pens

Crayons/adult colouring book/Puzzle books

Scented drawer liners/Scented candle/reed diffusers

Nail files/clippers/manicure sets

Small puzzles/jigsaws

Small craft kits

Mini hot water bottle

Magazines

Something to brighten a room - picture/trinket

Nice mug

Picture frame

 

 

Sugesstions for Male Homeless:

Hat, Scarf, Gloves, Socks

Belt

Pants

Waterproof/poncho

Rucksack

Toiletries

Toothbrush/paste

Deodorant/body spray

Shower gel/Shampoo

Face wipes

Hairbrush/Comb

Moisturiser/face cream

Lip balm

Tissues

Sweets/Chocolate/Treats/Christmas food

Sachets of tea/coffee/hot chocolate

Food sachets e.g. soup/mugshots/noodles

Porridge pots

Jelly/fruit pots

Small ring pulled tins

Wind up torches

Zip lock bags

Notepad/pens

Hair products

Christmas cracker

Prepaid coffee/food cards (eg from Starbucks, Greggs)

Hand warmers

Mini hotwater bottles

Small umbrella

Puzzle book

Sheet of writing paper in stamped envelope

First aid kit or items such as plasters

Insulated mug

Pack of cards

Emergency foil blanket

 

Do not include:

Large bars of soap

Hand sanitiser or anything with alcohol in

Razors

Money

Candles/tealights

 

Suggestions for Women in Refuge:

Perfume/body spray

Moisturiser/body cream/Body lotion

Shower gel/Body scrub

Luxury bubble bath/bath bomb

Shower puff/exfoliating gloves

Make up/nail varnish

Hairbrush

Hat /Gloves/Scarf

Fluffy socks

Slippers

Chocolates/sweets

Christmas treats – e.g. mini Christmas cake, biscuits

Sachets of luxury hot chocolate

Christmas cracker/Christmas ornament/decoration

Photo frame

Mini hot water bottle

Small craft kits

Notebook/nice pen

Magazine/Book

Nice mug

 

Do not include:

Scented candles/tealights