In Fullarton we have been linked with Blythswood Care for several years doing two specific practical tasks:
Every Wednesday a group of willing volunteers meet to inspect, sort and grade donated clothes and other items which are sent primarily to eastern Europe, as well as to Glasgow and here in Irvine, as part of Blythswood Care’s efforts in meeting its vision. In time many tons of good quality clothing have been packaged for use by those in need. Any clothing that doesn’t meet the grade is still useful as it can be sold as rags and earn cash for the charity.
A warm welcome to anyone willing to “muck in” sorting and packing clothing for charity, and shoebox gifts at Christmas.
Blythswood Care Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Over five to seven full working days some 6,000 shoeboxes, each filled with gifts for a child are collected from all round Ayrshire (and beyond), and brought to the Fullarton Centre where a team of 80+ individuals checks each shoebox, inserts a piece of Christian literature, and packages the shoeboxes into cartons for onward movement primarily to Eastern Europe and Asia. It is a massive task enjoyed by a varied group of people of all ages, from over 15 local churches of all denominations and some with no church connection. The fellowship is quite exceptional in combining serious work with a most meaningful aim.
Come and see for yourself and join us; you’ll be most welcome.