Christmas Shoe Box Appeal by Caledonia Lodge

100 shoe boxes filled with children’s presents donated

Local Freemason, Freddie Samrai, and his lovely wife Carol, organized a “CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL” on behalf of Caledonia Lodge, for the under privileged children of Torrevieja.  With much support from other Lodges, individual Masons and several local charities, plus many anonymous donations (some listed below) 100 shoeboxes filled with children’s presents were given.  As a result every child will have a gift to open on Christmas Day.  The whole experience has left many people very emotional, from the overwhelming generosity of so many kind people.  THANK YOU ALL on behalf of the children of Torrevieja.

The money from the Lodges was raised by holding Ladies Nights, BBQ’s and many other social functions.  All, were kind enough to donate their charity funds to the “Shoe Box Appeal”. This is when everything went into over-drive. Many Masons donated independently, as did the Quesada Ladies Club. Everybody has been so generous with all their donations. All these boxes will be given to Alimentos Solidarios de Torrevieja, who will give them to the children at Christmas.

Those taking part:

Caledonia Lodge No.68,   Torrevieja Royal Arch Chapter No.15.

Torrevieja Installed Master No.108,    Las Salinas Lodge  No.79.

Old Tower Lodge No.49,   Quesada Ladies Club.

Salvador Artesano Torrevieja,     Christmas Shop San Luis.

Comercial Chino Torrevieja,    Plus many anonymous donations.

Thank you all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to every one of you.