In this the 3rd year of the Youth Shoebox Project even more were received. More than 250 were delivered to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum.

An update on the Youth Shoebox Project from Jackie
Happy Christmas to every generous soul that made Christmas Shoeboxes and did what they could to share love at Christmas ❤️
This year we have an astounding total of 253 boxes of love and generosity will brighten the Xmas of children seeking refuge and asylum in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains….. special shout out and thanks for spreading the love to our mountain schools – Katoomba High School, Springwood High School, Winmalee High School, Kindlehill School, and Blackheath Public School – you are all totally awesome! Other groups that blew our minds with their boxes were the parenting young group, Blue Mountains TAFE College, workers at Juvenile Justice, Lithgow Girl Scouts, peeps at the Oxfam head office, the totally fabulous therapists and staff at Katoomba hospital child and adolescent unit and the Blue Mountains Friendship Force. Plus all of those anonymous little deliveries to the youth centres from families in the community – you are amazing and we cannot say it enough……. THANK YOU ALL!

This project is a joint effort with Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) and Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group (BMRSG) – working together to spread love and support.

The shoebox ladies (Sue, Helen & Jackie) wrapping and sorting shoeboxes

A big thanks to all the students who have again supported the Youth Shoebox Project this year as part of the Year 8 Advocacy Project. The shoe boxes are collected for children and young people seeking refuge and asylum. Pictured are Ella Newton and Annie Boys with Jackie from Mountains Youth Services Team.

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