It’s time to give a little with children’s charity Box of Hope. Now in its sixth year, Box of Hope is a HK-based charity which encourages schoolchildren to fill an old shoebox with new and educational gifts for children in need.
Collection week is 4-8 November 2013!
Thanks to Hong Kong’s school children, last year Box of Hope managed to deliver a whopping 17,000 boxes to children in need across Hong Kong, Macau, China, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia in time for Christmas. This year – with your help – they’re attempting to smash last year’s tally and deliver a jaw-dropping 20,000 boxes!
Shoeboxes at the ready… if you’re stuck for ideas, fill them with new items such as toys, teddies, crayons, books, stickers, notepads, toothpaste, soap, face cloths, combs, hair clips, tennis balls, yo-yos, dress up accessories… anything that little ones love and a few essentials too.
So teach your kids the importance of giving, however small, and get them involved with Box of Hope. Either sign up your kid’s school and/or if you work for a company interested in donating products, sign them up too!
And for the creative ones there’s a box design competition this year. Once decorated, email a photo of your masterpiece to email@example.com or post a photo of your box design to 10 Villa Rosa, 88 Redhill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong. Don’t forget to include your name, age, school and contact details. There are three age groups – 4-7 years, 8-10 years and 11 years+. Deadline for submissions is 4 November 2013.