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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.

Our shoebox collections have now finished but you can still take part in the appeal by building a shoebox online up until Christmas Day!


Send a shoebox online today

Our shoebox collections have now finished but you can still take part in the appeal by building a shoebox online today

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.



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.

Last year’s thank you report

Our online campaign was entirely online in 2020 and we sent 44,749 shoeboxes across Africa and Eastern Europe.


We’re here to help

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

Shoebox stories

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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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