Brookstone School

Shoe Boxes

S H O E   B O X E S   FOR   L I B E R I A

Brookstone School is partnering with Ricks Institute School in Virginia, Liberia.  Ricks Institute was founded in 1887 and is the first private school in Liberia to offer free primary school education in a country that does not have a public school system. 
For more information about Ricks Institute, go to

You are invited to wrap a shoebox or purchase a plastic shoe box and line it with decorative tissue paper.  Load it up with items that are suitable for a person your age and gender.

The deadline for turning in the Shoe Boxes is October 27, 2006.

Each box should also include $5 for shipping.  Please indicate the age and gender for the student receiving you shoe box.

For more information, contact Cindy Sparks, 706-324-1392 ext. 1115

Suggested and Needed Items for the Shoe Boxes:

Navy blue or black dress socks (school uniform socks)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Pocket dictionary
Pencils, pens, school supplies
Solar pocket calculator
Hand sanitizer, personal hygiene products
Tee Shirt
Hacky sack
Hard Candy

Items to avoid: