We’re supporting YMCA Derbyshire once again and creating shoeboxes filled with items for the residents to receive on Christmas Day.

Many of the residents find themselves homeless through personal circumstances that were out of their control and a lot of them are not much older than our own Sixth Form students.

We received some heartwarming responses last year, and it was clear that the christmas boxes were often the only present some residents received. They were very grateful for the generous contributions from our pupils and their families.

This year we are aiming to create 100 christmas boxes, male and female.

Each tutor group is being asked to create and wrap at least three boxes. Ms Sellors will give a prize to the tutor group producing the most!

We are suggesting that a typical box includes:

  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel/soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving foam
  • Female hygiene items
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Socks
  • Scarf 
  • Chocolate/sweets
  • Pen & notepad
  • Torch (wind up)
  • Hot chocolate sachets
  • Playing cards/small games, etc.

Everyday items for personal hygiene are always welcome and the small toys and games are gratefully received as something more personal.

Empty shoeboxes and items can be delivered to school and taken to Ms Sellors’ Art Studio for storage. All completed boxes to be in by Monday 16 December 2019.

Many thanks in advance for your generous contributions and time, to make someone’s Christmas a little more bearable.