Reuse Littleborough launches Christmas shoebox appeal

Date published: 30 October 2017

Local charity Reuse Littleborough have launched a shoebox appeal with a twist in time for Christmas.

Instead of the traditional cardboard box, keeping with the ethos of the charity, which aims to reuse many every day items that would otherwise end up in the bin, the boxes used are plastic with a clip-on lid. This minimise waste and also means the contents will be protected on a long journey and mean the children can reuse the boxes in many ways.

Michael Bamford, who runs Reuse Littleborough, said: “We have got a great deal from B&M Bargains locally. We have 400 boxes to start with and take up has been very good in the first couple of days. We can also send up to 1,000 in our container of hope to Mwanza in Tanzania. Labels have been printed to show the age and gender of the recipient.

“We are looking for schools or other organisations that would like to support us by taking a minimum of 25 boxes; children taking part will be asked to contribute just £1 to cover costs. We will deliver and collect the boxes.”

He added: “We have issued a leaflet to give guidance as we are both non-religious and non-political.

“To avoid a clash with the schools busy Christmas itinerary, we hope to get all boxes back to us by the end of November.”

To find out more, contact Michael:
07951 730458

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