Shoebox drive for the elderly

This Christmas, Silves-based charity Castelo de Sonhos is again holding the “Shoebox Drive for the Elderly”, now in its 13th year, to bring smiles to the over 200 elderly people in need living in the area.

If you would like to be part of this worthy cause, this is what you need to do: find an empty shoebox; decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman; fill the shoebox with a variety of gifts, pack carefully and wrap breakables well; wrap the shoebox and label for man, woman or couple; deliver the shoebox to Castelo de Sonhos in Silves or the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra between November 15 and December 9.

The boxes will then be delivered by the Castelo de Sonhos team in time for Christmas.

Suggested gifts include: toiletries (shampoo, soap, bath gel), clothing (woolly hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hankies, tights, small shawl), sewing kit, torch, packet of tissues, face cloth, tea towel, small notebook and pen, sweets, small ornaments, Christmas decorations, Christmas card. Do not include medicines.

For more information about the shoebox drive, contact Sue Butler-Cole on 282 330 242, 933 374 856 or email [email protected]