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One more box = one more happy child

Over the past 22 years schools, companies, and individuals have donated gifts to thousands of needy children in orphanages, schools, hospitals, and to the many children who have just been abandoned or are living in appalling conditions.

Your Gift Boxes will go to help children in Moldavia, Belarus, Romania and Ukraine. So far we have made over 43,000 children happy!

For most, it was the first gift they had ever received; a very special unexpected present, bringing a sparkle to their eyes and unimaginable joy.

The Gift Boxes include items our children would probably not appreciate, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and school supplies but to these children they are all very important items that make their lives a little easier. Needless to say the children especially enjoy the sweets and toys!

Do you want to help? Then please make a Gift Box so even more needy children can have a surprise.

Wine cartons are strong & the right size just perfect for a gift box, please do gift wrap and then attach the customs list. A reusable bag attached helps the children carry their box home.
School bags/ backpacks can be used instead of a wine box.

These important necessities are needed in your Gift Box

School Supplies
• 4 pens & 4 HB pencils
• 1 pack of Coloured pencils or felt tip pens
• Eraser & Pencil Sharpener
• 2 school writing books min 50 pages each.
• Drawing paper (printer paper will do).

Toiletries
• 1 or 2 toothbrushes in original Packing
• A tube of Toothpaste
• Soap (wrapped in tin foil)
• Shampoo or Shower gel (taped closed)

Chocolate, Sweets and Biscuits (sell by date min. 6 months)
• 2 x 100g bars of chocolate
• 250g sweets (mints etc in wrap in foil)
• 1 box of biscuits or numerous small packs
• Possible addition, dried fruits (no nuts)

Toys for boys & girls. No war toys or ones with Batteries
• 3 or 4 new or used toys (excellent condition)
• Ideas: dolls, cars, puzzles. jumping rope, balls
• soft toys, bubbles, Lego, dominos, etc.

Clothing. Only these items allowed
• Hats, gloves, caps, scarves, gloves, socks (All items new or gently used)

Ideas if you have space left
• Ruler, geometry sets, calculator, comb, brush, chess set, toiletries, toys etc. 

Contact for more information:

www.giftboxproject.ch
Tyrrian Livesley: 022 776 5116
Carolin Sismondi: 078 637 5020
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The collection truck arrives early on the 21st November 2018.
Drop off dates between 8-20 November see site for drop places.
Nothing can be accepted after these dates.

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Know-it-all passport® is happy to announce a great opportunity for our creative community! We are currently seeking vendors for our 2nd edition of Know-it-all Marketplace that will showcase local creative people who have a passion and love to share this passion.

This 2nd pop-up shop (temporary shop) will be held in a central Geneva location for the 4 weeks lead up to Christmas. If you dabble in any of the following areas, or one that is not listed (even better) then please ask for an application form:

  • fabric items
  • mosaic
  • stained glass
  • painted furniture
  • painted items
  • paper items
  • metal items
  • handmade candles
  • ceramic
  • porcelain
  • perfume
  • jams
  • cookie mixes
  • jewelry
  • serving plates
  • soap
  • Advent wreaths
  • Christmas decorations
  • quilts
  • cards
  • local authors
  • leather items
  • items for men
  • upcycled items
  • etc.

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It isn't often that we come across something so practical from an entrepreneurial mother. The expression "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" certainly rings true in this case.

Introducing "My tiny prints" — custom, handmade, manipulation-resistant, photo board book for your little one to remember family and friends who he/she may not get to see often.

"My tiny prints" is based in Geneva and is run by one expat mom, Monica Freudt, who found that making one for her own toddler would help him recognize his aunts, uncles and cousins who live abroad and turn them into friendly, familiar faces. He just loves looking through it again and again.

"My tiny prints" books are the perfect size for your baby's little hands, measuring 10cm x 10cm. They are made of hard board and their content is completely customizable. Books start at Fr. 22.- and hold 12 photos; more photos may be added for a few extra francs.

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Local fashion accessory specialist, Brappz, has just announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, a leading brand for social expression and happiness. Together they are creating a special edition of playful athleisure jewelry to help spread the message that smiles are powerful and joy can be contagious!

Brappz will introduce three Happy Snappz (Smiley charms) every four months making them a fun collectible to trade with friends — and an easy way to share some positivity!

The special edition Happy Snappz coordinate with the Brappz collection of straps in bright yellow, black and white. Like all Brappz, the SmileyWorld collection is super versatile: you can wear Brappz as bracelets, chokers or hair ties; swap them out for shoelaces; make a charming bolo necklace or use them as a way to keep hold of your sunglasses that is both secure and fun.  The creative possibilities are endless and every one of them can deliver a smile.

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A new coffee-table book has just been published that will delight Federer fans the world over!

Called “Federesque”, the new large-format, 104 page, hardback book provides a unique photographic study of Roger Federer’s 20-year career on the ATP circuit, and pays testament to the never-ending record-breaking achievements that have now led to him being called the greatest tennis player of all time!

Not just another Federer book!

With approximately 30 books already devoted to Roger Federer’s tennis, what gave Geneva publisher, Sandor Szabados, the idea to produce another?  He told knowitall.ch,

“In November 2017, I was looking for an elegant book on Roger Federer to give as a Christmas present. Whilst I found many books about Roger’s tennis, I couldn’t find a single high-end photographic coffee-table book on the man himself. So, being a photographer, publisher and Federer fan in my own right, I decided to create the book that I was seeking myself!”

“Federesque” has been published by BTL- Beyond the Lens. Printed with an elegant landscape design, it includes artistic photos from the 20 Grand Slams he has won over his illustrious 20-year career.