Santa needs your Help

      8th Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly

 Castelo dos Sonhos registered charity has more than 200 elderly in need living in this area.   This Christmas we would again like to help them and we now planning the 8th Annual shoebox drive for the Elderly. The boxes will be delivered by the Castelo dos Sonhos team. We hope you will participate.

Here is what you’ll need to do:

1.     Find an empty shoe box. – most shoe shops  are only too pleased to give you one

2.     Decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman

3.     Fill your shoe box with a variety of gifts (each gift may be individually wrapped)  – see suggestions below.  Please pack carefully and wrap breakables well.

4.     Wrap the shoebox and label for man or women, or couple.

5.     Deliver filled shoeboxes to Castelo dos Sonhos or the Holiday Inn Algarve (formerly Hotel Garbe) between 15th November and 1st December, 2012 –

·        shampoo, soap, body lotion, bath gel, foam
hairbrush, comb, mirror,

·        woolly hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hankies, tights, small shawl

·        sewing kit

·        shower cap

·        torch

·        packet of tissues

·        face cloth

·        comb or brush

·        tea towel

·        small notebook and pen

·        sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits – please ensure they are well in date

·        Small ornament

·        Christmas decorations

·        Christmas card

 Do not include:-


For more information please contact David or Celia Mossman on 282 332665 or e-mail


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