School Council: The Big Red Box Project
This year, our wonderful School Council have decided to focus on bringing some happiness into our local community. The Big Red Box Project is a project that supports families in Lewisham and the South East who are struggling to make ends meet and who will find it hard to enjoy Christmas.
In 2016 the charity received 1760 boxes. We would like to send 17 this year. The Big Red Box Project works with charities and other organisations to help families in need and these include:
- Elderly people;
- People with terminal illnesses;
- Families with young children;
- Families with housing problems
This year we will be putting red boxes in each class from Nursery to Year 6. We would love each class to work together to fill a box with food.
We are asking you and your children to sign up for 1 or 2 things from the list by writing your name on the list outside each classroom. Each box needs to contain 20 very specific items e.g. long-life milk, jam, tea bags. It is important that you don’t send random items or that boxes end up with 3 pots of jam, so please check the list or check with your child before purchasing your item for the box.
Once you have signed up for an item, please send the food into school as soon as possible and put it in your class box. Your child will tick the sheet to show it has been delivered
ALL THE FOOD NEEDS TO BE IN SCHOOL BY FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER, BUT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO TRY AND SEND IT IN AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
More information on the Big Red Box Project can be found here: www.bigredbox.org