A Shoebox for Syria
Arkana College this year is going to participate in ‘A Shoebox for Syria’, an amazing charity Project Shoebox for Syria which will start on the 27th February til the 26th March as we would need time to get the shoe boxes/backpacks delivered.
Shoebox 4 Syria has been running for 4 years now. The program is run across multiple countries, This year Alhamdillah, they have a team in Brisbane, Melbourne as well as Sydney. They have multiple schools on board, which last year donated over 1200 boxes. This project is a community project that has delivered almost 20,000 Eid gifts to the orphaned and displaced children in Syria. Gifts are collected directly or through schools or organisation drives and shipped to the Mersin port in Turkey through their partnership with a logistics team in Turkey; Uculzer Lojistik, where the containers are processed and cleared for pick up. They are then collected by trusted representatives from either the children of Syria and/or one solid ummah organisation who collect these containers and drive them to the Turkey-Syrian border to be distributed.
Come On Arkana College, Let’s Get Shoeboxing & Give The Gift Of Giving For This Eid al-Fitr. All you have to do is !!
1. Grab a shoebox or a backpack from the reject shop;
2. Choose boy/girl and age (2 to 16- years) only;
3. Fill with love; eg toys, clothing, shoes, bikes, accessories and colouring books;
4. Wrap it and label each box. For Example, ‘Girl 4 / Boy 6 and the contents of what’s inside the gift box’
All toys, accessories, books, pencils, clothing, shoes etc.. to be brand new as it’s a gift. NO sharp objects, food, lollies, chocolates or second hand clothing allowed.
Drop off is at the school’s front office or the Arkana College School Hall. If parents are unable to fill a shoebox or backpack, you may send in a donation in a envelope to the front office and the Parent Council will organise a backpack.
We have an amazing generous Arkana Community, so let’s make this project successful Inshallah. May Allah swt reward you all.