Shoeboxes of love for the children of Albania at Christmas
Over the last five years, webnet has been developing a partnership with a small group of churches from the Baptist Union of Albania.
We’ve now sent £13,000 to Albania to bless children with Christmas presents this year. Huge thanks to everyone who was involved.
Here is a little video of the bags ready for distribution:
Do keep an eye on the WEBox Project page on Facebook for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/weboxproject/videos/?ref=page_internal
Read on to find out how we did it…
The events of the past year in Albania, with the earthquake at the end of 2019, and now Covid-19, mean that this year there is even more of a need for the WEBoxes. In reality though, there are limitations and restrictions, due to Covid-19, that make running the project in the usual way unfeasible.
This gives us an opportunity to explore a different way of running the project, and we are inviting you to be part of this new opportunity!
For 2020, instead of buying the items in the UK, packing and transporting them across Europe, we will be buying the gifts in Albania and giving them to the children in gift bags. This should not only minimise Covid-19 contact points, but will also be more environmentally friendly and invests in the Albanian economy.
You can give by clicking on this link:
This is great for those of you that can Gift Aid, there is a small charge which you are informed about on the page.
If you would prefer to pay directly to our bank account then please do so by quoting WEBox to the following account:
Account Name: West of England Baptist Association
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00006162
Please remember to use the reference WEBox when making the payment.
If you would like more information please do get in touch with the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Videos from previous years below:
See how delighted the children were to receive their WEBoxes in 2017:
You can download this video at Vimeo.
Watch this video about WEBox in 2015: