We are delighted to announce that our Student Representative Council members (SRCs) have partnered up with Shoebox4Syria Australia, a Sydney-based, non-profit organisation for the children who are orphaned and displaced in Syria. This is their third year running the campaign for Syria. Our SRCs have come on board with them to give the gift of giving from Melbourne.
The aim is to have at least 20,000 Eid Ul-Fitr gift boxes to be distributed across the different camps in Syria. It takes 6 weeks for shipping to Syria. Al Siraat will dispatch the goods on the last week of school term to make it to Sydney on time.
The project starts from today, Monday 26 February. DEADLINE is Friday, 23 March 2018.
This is a great cause and a fun way to bond with our students, family, friends and to bring us closer as a community through awareness of the less fortunate. Please note that ALL ITEMS MUST BE BRAND NEW!
All we have to do now as Al Siraat Community is:
1.Grab a shoebox and decorate it or any size gift box from the reject shop
2.Choose a gender either boy or girl and any age from
( 2 years to 16 years )
3.Fill the box with love, e.g. toys, stationery and colouring books any other new gift items. Check the list below for ideas
4.Fill it and tie it with rubber band or ribbon but please DO NOT SEAL THE BOXES
5.Label on side of the box. Example: Girl Age 4
6.Label shoebox contents on top of box. Example: Doll, playdough, hair Accessories, colouring book, colour pencils etc
7.Drop off at the Admin Office OR send it with your child to give to any SRC member or Class Teacher.
Items NOT Allowed:
- No sharp objects
- No food
- No lollies or chocolates
- No second hand clothing allowed.
- No toy batteries allowed
- No Military Toys
- No liquid items such as shampoo, body lotion or perfume.
- No English reading materials due to language.
Shoebox4Syria would appreciate a small donation of $5 only to go towards the shipping container costs to Syria. Donations can be deposited either at the front office OR send it with your child as reference “Eid Box”.
BRAND NEW Items ALLOWED:
• Toys: Lego, doll, car, puzzle etc.
• Prepackaged toys with NO batteries
• Colouring pencils, colouring-in books, stationary
• Hair Accessories: Hair bands, brush
• Jewellery sets
• Play dough
• Tooth brush and toothpaste
• Bouncing ball
• Hijab and pins or sunnah cap
• Brand New Clothes with tags. (clothes without tags not allowed)
• Sports Balls
For more information, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school office on (03) 9407 7000.