How much love does fit into a shoebox?


Hello myhive community,
Do you feel it? The smell of oranges, cinnamon and mulled wine - Christmas is coming!
With Christmas, it is also time to open our hearts and help people in need.

Even this year myhive would like to join nationwide collection How much love does fit into a shoe box? And we definitelly need your help!
We do know, that due to the pandemic situation people in retirement homes will have to stay there and won't be sitting next to the Christmas table with their loved ones.

Collection of Christmas presents will take place from 19th November until 2nd December 2021

If you would like to make some lonely seniors happy during Christmas time, all you need to do is fill a shoe box as a Christmas present and bring it to our Welcome Desks at both Towers of myhive Vajnorská  from 9am until 5pm

Please be aware that the box should have top and bottom wrapped separately, so that we can check each and every box before giving it to the elderly.
Please do not put any ribbons/bows, it makes it difficult for us to manipulate and store the presents.

Please mark the box if it is filled with items for grandma or grandpa and stuff it with at least one item of each category:
  1. Clothes: scarf, shawl, hat, slippers, gloves, socks, stockings, etc.
  2. Cosmetics: soaps, shower gels, shampoos, disinfectants, cremes, shaving foam, etc.
  3. Instant drinks: tea, hot chocolate, coffee, etc.
  4. Sweets: gingerbread cookies, candies, chocolates, etc.
  5. Something salty: chips, crackers, etc.
  6. Something for spare time: books, crossword puzzles, sudoku, chess, cards, etc.
  7. Something from your heart: ​Christmas wish, mug, etc.

What not to give as a present?
Before the delivery of Christmas presents to the seniors all presents will be checked. The retirement homes asked to do so because of security reasons but also not to give the elderly people some useless things.
That is why we ask you not to pack:
  1. Alcohol
  2. Clearly worn clothes
  3. Used/half empty cosmetic
  4. Candles
  5. Medication
  6. Sharp objects (such as knives, scissors, etc.)
  7. Knick-knacks (such as statuettes, office supplies, etc.)

I would like to thank all beforehand for all your kindness.
Gifts will go to elderly people in Bratislava region - we know for sure already that our/your gifts will go to elderly people in retirement home Pažítková 814
If you would like to learn more about the project, you can find more info here: https://www.kolkolasky.sk/ 

In case you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
P.S. Last year we collected 1025 gifts! Can we do better this year?

Peter Šoltis

Community Manager