Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2020

Our Christmas Shoebox Appeal has moved online this year. #TeamUpForTeamHope and get involved now. This year more than ever we need your help #EveryBoxCounts.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal


Make your €20 donation now to send a shoebox gift to a child in need.

Personalise your box

Tell us all about you. Print out and colour in our resources

Build a box

Use our fun packing tool to create your own digital shoebox.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Stories

Find out more about the children who previously received a Christmas shoebox.

Changing Communities

Our Team dreams big. We work in communities in 14 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe. By working to empower communities and help children, we give roots to societies to grow, develop and flourish.

How can my school help?

School involvement is very important to us as we truly believe that by engaging children and students, developing their awareness and giving them opportunities to act, they will grow to be compassionate and giving. From pre-school to secondary school, there are lots of ways for your class to get involved.

Confirming Hope

For children doing their confirmation, this program helps students explore how they can make a difference both locally and globally.

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Every child deserves to feel the magic of Christmas with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

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A message from our team leader, CEO Peter Heaney

“Our HOPE is that we can increase awareness, empower communities and improve the lives of children around the world. We need you to help us make a difference, from students to teachers, from companies to individuals, together we can impact the lives of thousands of children. Every child counts. I look forward to working with you all.”

Recent news

Making a Difference

Here are just a few of the fundraisers being run by our volunteers to raise money for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal! The appeal is running ONLINE this year and every €20 raised will enable our partners overseas to put together a shoebox, which will then be delivered into the hands of a child affected by poverty.
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1st Shoeboxes of 2020!

The boxes will be wrapped and ready to deliver at Christmas!
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Lorna’s 100km in a month!

Lorna has been a dedicated volunteer of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal for many years and because this year is so different Lorna has found a whole new way to support the appeal.
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Keelin’s 100km!

Keelin O’Connor has committed to running a whopping 100km in one month in aid of Christmas Shoeboxes. It’s not an easy time of year to commit to a daily run so THANK YOU Keelin- every single child who receives one of your shoeboxes will be grateful beyond what you will ever know!
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