WEBox Christmas Appeal 2020

Each year, Worle Baptist Church takes part in the WEBox Appeal by collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts from local churches, schools, organisations, companies and groups before they are transported to Albania to be distributed amongst the children. Last year around 350 boxes were received at Worle Baptist before starting their journey. Just over 3,000 boxes were transported and distributed in Albania from churches within the South West. 

The events of the past year in Albania, with the earthquake at the end of 2019, and now Covid-19, mean that this year there is even more of a need for the WEBoxes. 

In reality though, there are limitations and restrictions, due to Covid-19, that make running the project in the usual way unfeasible.

This gives an opportunity to explore a different way of running the project, and Webnet are inviting us to be part of this new opportunity!

For 2020, instead of buying the items in the UK, packing and transporting them across Europe, the team will be buying the gifts in Albania and giving them to the children in gift bags.  This should not only minimise Covid-19 contact points, but will also be more environmentally friendly and invests in the Albanian economy.

So, how will it work?  Webnet are suggesting that a WEBag of gifts will probably cost between £12-£15 and so individuals, churches, schools, organisations, or any community group, can gift the money that would have ordinarily been spent on the contents of a WEBox, towards one or more gift bags.  Additionally, to maintain the personal connection, there will be the opportunity for people to send in messages electronically, which will be printed and put into the bags.

Click on the Donate Now button at the bottom of the page which will take you to to the WEBox Virgin Money Giving website - this is a great way to donate if you are able to Gift Aid your donation (there is a small charge which you are informed about on the page).

If you would prefer to pay directly to the Webnet bank account then please do so by quoting WEBox to the following account:
Account Name: West of England Baptist Association
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00006162

Please remember to use the reference WEBox when making the payment.

If you would like to send a personal message please email: [email protected]

Thank you for your support with sending gift bags of love to the children in Albania.