Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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We give your Christmas Shoebox gifts right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.

It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement –

It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox !

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with children who have so little – It means so much to them.

(As an optional extra and with local leaders’ agreement, we can also give a Christmas Card – explaining where their box came from, about Ireland and the significance of the Christmas message.)

Christmas 2017:

Here’s where your shoeboxes made their way to in 2017!

How to take part

Fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts (we have compiled a list with lots of ideas for gifts), drop it off at your local drop off point before our centres closes on November 10th (currently closed) and we will do the rest.

Our team of fantastic volunteers all across Ireland work hard to check that every Christmas Shoebox gift meets with customs and safety requirements, they seal them and send them on their way by truck or shipping container. Then our international partners will deliver your Shoebox Gift right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres, mountain villages and family homes.

To see what happens next, click here to watch our video