Blog: Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Where your Christmas Shoeboxes have gone

Your Christmas Shoeboxes left in huge shipping containers from every corner of the country in November and December! Every year they journey across land and sea to meet the children who will love them! We are beyond delighted that so many children have been sent given these amazing gifts of love and we can't wait to share their stories with you. Have a look through the grid below to find out where your Christmas Shoebox has gone
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Ways to make a difference

The children who receive your shoeboxes come from communities affected by poverty where they often face deep challenges. Communities often struggle with issues like a lack of clean water, the inability to provide balanced, nutritious meals each day,  poor healthcare, low incomes and exclusion. That’s why the shoeboxes that they receive make such a difference! 
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Thank You!

Last year, with your help, we sent an outstanding 178,639 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across 13 countries in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Here you can read the stories from some of the children, see how much your Christmas Shoebox gift really meant to them and how it brought joy, happiness and hope to their lives.
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Thank You Schools!

We want to hugely thanks each and every school who has taken part. Every single box collected is another child who will receive a gift this Christmas!
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Super Knitters!

Every year there are unsung heroes around the country who spend hours knitting for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, and 2021 has been no different!
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Bunny’s Shoebox Journey Book

Bunny’s Shoebox Journey brings the story of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal to life for our smallest learners. Through this beautifully illustrated, heart-warming story...
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Helga’s Story

Helga, aged 4, is one of 10 siblings that live in two rooms with their mum and dad. Not long ago she suffered a burn on her scalp. This shoebox meant the world to her.
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