Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)
(Founded in February 1908)
(A Union of Those who Love in the Service of All that Suffers.
Promoting the Application of Theosophical Principles for over 100 Years.)

Email: info@tos-uk.org.uk         www.tos-uk.org.uk
Shoe Box Gifts.
Shoe Boxes

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Send a Smile ... ... To A Needy Child or an Old Person
with a
SHOEBOX GIFT
Such a Litttle Given - Means Such a Lot
.

Suggestions for Items to place in a Shoe Box

S = Suitable
N/S = Not Suitable
Items
Age Group
 
2-4
5-9
10-14
15+
Pensioners
TOILETRIES
 
 
 
 
 
Aerosol Deodorant
N/S
N/S
S
S
S
Comb
S
S
S
S
S
Hairbrush
N/S
N/S
S
S
S
Hair slides
S
S
S
S
N/S
Lipstick
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Mirror
N/S
S
S
S
S
Nail Varnish
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Necklace/pendant
N/S
S
S
S
N/S
Ribbons
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Sanitary Towels
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Shampoo
N/S
S
S
S
S
Soap
S
S
S
S
S
Sponge/Flannel
S
S
S
S
S
Talcum Powder
S
S
S
S
S
Toothbrush/Paste
S
S
S
S
S
Washbag
S
S
S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOOD & SWEETS
 
 
 
 
 
Chocolate
S
S
S
S
S
Pkts/Tubes of sweets
S
S
S
S
S
Biscuits
S
S
S
S
S
Dried Food
N/S
N/S
S
S
S
Pasta/Rice
N/S
N/S
S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMALL TOYS
S
S
S
S
N/S
 
 
 
 
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
 
 
 
 
Sewing Kit, inc. needle & thread
N/S
N/S
S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
 
STATIONERY
 
 
 
 
 
Colouring Books
S
S
S
N/S
N/S
Pair of Compasses
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Crayons
S
S
S
S
N/S
Felt tip pens
N/S
S
S
S
N/S
Glue sticks
N/S
N/S
S
S
N/S
Paints/brush
N/S
S
S
S
N/S
Notepad
S
S
S
S
S
Pencils
S
S
S
S
S
Pens
N/S
S
S
S
S
Rubber
S
S
S
S
S
Ruler
S
S
S
S
S
Scissors
N/S
S*
S
S
S
Sellotape
N/S
S
S
S
S
Sharpner
S
S
S
S
S
Greeting card
S
S
S
S
S
Photo of donor
S
S
S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEW CLOTHES
 
 
 
 
 
Baseball cap
S
S
S
S
S
Warm hat/ gloves
S
S
S
S
S
body warmer
S
S
S
S
S
T shirt
S
S
S
S
S
Shorts
S
S
S
S
S
Football boots
N/S
S
S
S
N/S
Socks
S
S
S
S
S
Tights
S
S
S
S
S
Underwear
S
S
S
S
S
headscarf
N/S
S
S
S
S
* Children's round ended safety scissors only, for this age group.
N.B. No medicines, vitamin tablets, matches, perishables, PLEASE.

Think up your own ideas for items to place in the boxes.
- share these with us - we always welcome new ideas!
If in doubt as to suitability of any item, please check with us.

PLEASE: DO wrap your shoebox neatly in giftwrap. Cover lid separately so it can be lifted off. Secure with an elastic band.
DO NOT wrap contents individually.
DO fill the box - think about the child or person and what you are sending them. You'll find each box will take on a 'personality' and you will really enjoy this privileged task.
DO PLEASE clearly label the lid.

HAVE A GO *** JOIN THE FUN *** FILL A BOX (or TWO)

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE: Medicines, vitamins, matches, perishables, reading books, anything worn or broken, war toys, things that need batteries, glass, fragile items, tinned meat, fish, items with an insecure lid that may open/spill and spoil the contents.

Please bring your Shoeboxes to a Theosophical Society event such as a Public Lecture, a Federation Event, a National Council Meeting or the Summer School. The Boxes will then be given to the correct people for transportation abroad.

Thank you in anticipation.

If you find it difficult to bring your Shoeboxes to any Theosophical Society event, you might like to try the charity Samaritan's Purse who might have a collecting point near you.
If you have any difficulty, please contact:
Theosophical Order of Service,
Secretary and Co-ordinator: Cynthia Trasi, 66 Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorks BD18 3EL
Tel: 01274 598455.  Email: info@tos-uk.org.uk
I would be most grateful to receive notifications of any errors or mistakes and also for any suggestions for improvement of this web site. I thank you in anticipation.
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