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Posted by portugalpress on October 31, 2018

Silves-based charity Castelo de Sonhos supports more than 200 elderly in need. This Christmas, the 14th Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly will again be held to help the charity bring smiles to seniors.

To take part in the shoebox drive, this is what you will need to do: 1. find an empty shoe box, 2. decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman, 3. fill your shoebox with a variety of gifts, packed carefully, 4. wrap the shoebox and label for man or women, or couple. 5. Deliver filled shoeboxes to Castelo de Sonhos in Silves (282 441 654) or the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra between November 15 and December 9.

Suggested gifts include toiletries (shampoo, soap, hairbrush), clothing (gloves, scarf, woolly hat, socks), torch, sewing kit, tea towel, sweets/biscuits and small ornaments. Do not include medicines.

The boxes will then be delivered by the Castelo de Sonhos team in time for Christmas.

For more information, contact Sue Butler-Cole on 282 330 242, 933 374 865 or email


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