Having had such a good experience with my other exchanges, I've joined Secret Pal 9.
I love the concept (and the reality most of the time) of exchanges. I've met some lovely people and had opportunity to enjoy both the sending and receiving of gifts.
Speaking of which...A shameless plug: we sponsor a family in Romania through a local charity, Convoy Aid Romania, which takes aid (money, things, expertise and people) out to Romania. My school has links with the village too. Every year we take part in the Christmas shoebox appeal, sending gifts to people in the village and neighbouring hospitals and orphanges. There are quite a lot of charities gathering gifts in shoeboxes at Christmas, but there is no profit for Convoy Aid or its angels, Rod and Gabrielle. All the gifts and donations go to the intended recipients.
So, we're all busy gathering small comforts and knitting scarves to warm against the Romanian winter.
Contact Rod or Gabrielle:
Convoy Aid Romania
UNIT 4 BELLERTON HOUSE,
BLUE HOUSE POINT ROAD, PORTRACK IND/EST
STOCKTON ON TEES
Phone: 01609 883144