Our school is taking part in the In My Shoes campaign this year. In My Shoes was set up in 2019, and sends used sports shoes to children in the townships across Africa.
If you would like to donate, you can just send the shoes into school with your child in a carrier bag or box. You just need to ensure that each pair of sports shoes you are donating are tied securely together by their laces or using a cable tie (making sure its tightened fully). The shoes have a long journey ahead of them and its really important they stay together 😊 If shoes are a little dirty we would appreciate you giving them a wipe down – helps makes the sorting of shoes quicker and more efficient as we don’t need to stop, inspect and clean.
We need the following:
In previous campaigns some children have left notes for the children who will receive their shoes. It’s really thoughtful and creates a genuine warmth from both sides. If your child would like to join in, once they have written their note or drawn a picture, please pop the note securely inside the shoes.
We suggest that if kids want to include a note with their shoes, they should just talk about the sports they liked to play in the shoes they are donating - sport has power to transcend countries and circumstance.
IMPORTANT – children should never provide any personal information on the notes other than their first name – no second names, emails, phone numbers, social media details, addresses etc...
More information here: https://www.inmyshoescharity.org/
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.