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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 2.5 million Shoebox gifts to Vulnerable Children across the world.


Thank you so much!

Thank you so much! You have made 176,615 children smile.

Click here to read their stories.


Ways to give your shoeboxes


How to fill a Christmas Shoebox

Follow our simple steps to filling your shoebox and making your shoebox gift the best it can be!

See where your Christmas Shoebox has gone!

Your Christmas Shoeboxes have gone to 176,615 children in 12 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe. Click here to see where yours has gone!


Read the stories of children who have received Christmas Shoeboxes 


We’re here to help

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

Shoebox stories

2023 Christmas Shoebox Appeal: THANK YOU!

Thanks to your outstanding donations we were able to send 176,615 shoebox gifts to children in 12 countries across Eastern Europe and Africa as part of the 2023 Christmas Shoebox Appeal. For many of these children, this is the only gift they will have received this Christmas (or in their lives before).
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Where your 2023 Christmas Shoeboxes have gone to!

Your Christmas Shoeboxes left from every corner of the country in November and December, loaded up by incredible volunteers! Have a look through the grid below to find out where your Christmas Shoebox has gone!
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Thank You

Thank you – behind every box is a child who you have helped make smile. Read our full THANK YOU here.
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Flat pack shoeboxes

Flat pack shoeboxes

Flat Pack Shoeboxes are available for sale in Dealz this year in packs of 3!

This year flat pack shoeboxes are available for purchase from Team Hope in bundles of 50 to make it easier for your business/group to take part.

Get involved by using our campaign hashtags #MakeAChildSmile #ChristmasShoeboxAppeal