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How many shoeboxes does it take to educate a child ?

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curtaincall Fri 17-Jun-11 12:36:56

Another request for a shoebox from ds' school. Don't need and can't afford any more - any ideas on where can I find one for Monday ?

IndigoBell Fri 17-Jun-11 12:46:11

Maybe a charity shop would have some if people sometimes donate shoes in a box?

Otherwise don't bring one in. It's not the kind of thing most people have lying round their house.......

Or bring in a large cereal box as an alternative......

DeWe Fri 17-Jun-11 12:51:39

Some shoe shops will let you have one someone's not taken. Our Clarks will if you ask them to save one.

scrappydappydoo Fri 17-Jun-11 12:58:02

Yes - ask in a shoe shop. I do the shoeboxes around Christmas and always make up 4 or 5 using shoeboxes free from shoe shops..

betterwhenthesunshines Fri 17-Jun-11 14:03:02

I've previously asked in a shoe shop and they have seemed happy to give them out.

mrz Fri 17-Jun-11 18:17:01

As a teacher I used to regularly collect shoe boxes from my local shoe shop they were happy to get rid of them

Goblinchild Fri 17-Jun-11 18:21:28

Our local Clarks is currently saving shoeboxes for me, I go in three times a week as they aren't supposed to store the empties as it's now considered a fire risk apparently. I'm up to 17 of the right sizeand it's only been a week.
Ancient Egyptian tombs R Us.

curtaincall Sat 18-Jun-11 13:10:48

*Ancient Egyptian tombs R Us.*grin at goblinchild

thanks everyone. DH has just told me he's saved one already! (must remember to consult him before MN in future!)

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