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Joy in a Box

What is ‘Joy in a Box’?

Joy in a Box is our annual appeal for Christmas gift boxes for disadvantaged people in Romania. For many families in the Dorohoi area of north-eastern Romania, unemployment and poverty are their daily experience all year round. This sense of deprivation is made worse at Christmas time by the extreme winter temperatures and the widespread pessimism about any improvement. In the autumn of each year, we run our Joy in a Box Appeal, with the aim of bringing to these people some measure of hope and the encouragement of knowing that they have not been forgotten. For many people these gifts might be the only ones that they receive at Christmas.
Joy in a Box photos have been incorporated into our main photo gallery.

Joy in a Box 2018

Over 2,000 boxes were distributed in time for Christmas.
Many thanks to all those who made up the boxes and ensured that they arrived in time.
Pictures of the Christmas 2018 distribution are now available online. A photo-leaflet suitable for printing and distribution to those who prefer the paper medium is also available. Follow the links below.

On behalf of those Romanian people who have received your boxes over the past few years, we would like to thank you for your generosity.

Please follow the links below for details of the ‘Joy in a Box’ scheme.
Joy in a Box

Supplementary pages awaiting transfer to this site:

  • Joy in a Box poster
  • Co-ordinators’ information
  • Contents for Family Giftboxes
  • Contents for School Class boxes
  • Download gift box documents and reports
  • Visit the ‘Joy in a Box photo albums

Published, 20 Apr 2019: Page updated, 20 Apr 2019