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The Joy Of A Box @lenahlang #JoyOfABox #BoxForHim #BoxForHer #BoxForTeens #BoxForKids #BoxForBubba #BoxForCalais #BoxForGreece #JOABDropOff

September 18, 2015

Social warrior Hayley Mills has recently launched The Joy Of A Box in response to the current European refugee crisis. Here is what she has had to say about the project.  Facebook---CTA   Facebook---We-are-human

We have been all been touched by the situation currently happening in Calais and across Europe.

So apart from provisions we thought what more can we do to bring a smile to the faces of men, women and children currently seeking refuge and share the sentiments of support and love gathering across social media with the very people who need to see them most, and we remembered being little girls watching Blue Peter and creating our shoe box’s for their appeal.

So we thought, what if those also moved by the devastating situation, created a shoebox for MEN in Calais or WOMEN or CHILDREN in Greece.

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Help by making a box!!

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We will be looking to deliver our shoes boxes on Saturday 26th September 2015 to Calais and we are currently in the process of figuring out a path to Greece, so date is currently unconfirmed.

Request for Help;

We are going to require storage space and potential transport, if van hire is not an option. So if you have spare space or a free and spacious vehicle available please reach out.

Shoebox to Spare;

As not all of our friends and family will be able to create an entire box, we are asking if others are able to donate empty shoe boxes.

Things to Note;

We appreciate the little things so if you can’t donate an entire box please feel free to donate one of the items accompanied by a loving letter and we will make the box.

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If you can wrap, paint or decorate box, you can use old press paper but please no tabloid papers to cover as stories about refugees could be highly offensive.

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Box for Him / Box for Calais:

– Letter or card from box creator to gent
(inc loving message)

– Small notebook and pen

– Envelope with stamp

– Torch or candle
(If candle send box of matches)

– Toothpaste and toothbrush

– Face cloth, soap and razor

– Pair of boxers or briefs

– Pair of socks

– Gloves

– Scarf

– Hat

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Box for Her / Box for Greece:

– Letter or card from box creator to lady
(inc loving message)

– Small notebook and pen

– Envelope with stamp

– Torch or candle
(If candle send box of matches)

– Sanitary pads and wet wipes
(Non scented wipes)

– Toothpaste and toothbrush

– Face cloth and soap

– Pair of clean pants

– Pair of socks

– Gloves

– Scarf

– Hat

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Box for Little Ones / Box for Greece:

– Letter or card from box creator to child
(inc loving message)

– Story book or colouring book
(If colouring, provide coloured pens and pencils)

– Small notebook or diary with pen or pencil

– Facecloth and baby/child shampoo

– Child’s toothpaste & toothbrush

– A sweet treat
(Can be healthy alternative)

– Teddy or toy
(Not tattered please)

Additionally, if you are making a box for a baby, could you include a jar of baby food, baby spoon and a diaper or two.

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