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Our story

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Since 2010, with your help, we have delivered over 2.1 million Shoebox gifts to Vulnerable Children across the world.

 

Where they’ve gone!

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. Read more here.

Ways to give your shoeboxes

  • Build your own shoebox

    Follow these simple steps and don’t forget to make your €4 donation.

  • Build a shoebox online

    Using our online box builder and “tell me about yourself” upload feature, you can build and customise a box online. Don’t forget to pay your €20 donation to ensure your box gets sent.

Quicklinks

Stories

Read the stories of children who have received Christmas Shoeboxes

Still have a shoebox?

Our shoebox collections have now finished and the boxes are on the move! If you still have a box click here to get in touch.

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. Read more here.

Resources

We’re here to help

You can find all of our downloads and other useful information on our “Resources” page.

Shoebox stories

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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Find out what country your Christmas Shoeboxes went to!

Your shoeboxes left in huge shipping containers from every corner of the country in November and December! Have a look through the grid to find out where your box has gone!
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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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Flat pack shoeboxes

Can’t find a shoebox?

No problem, our flat pack shoeboxes are available in a number of retailers nationwide or can be purchased in larger quantities online.

Get involved by using our campaign hashtags #MakeAChildSmile #ChristmasShoeboxAppeal
#EveryBoxCounts