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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.


Order promotional material

Join our Christmas Shoebox Appeal! Order your posters and leaflets here to get started.

Closing date: November 8th!

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.


How to fill a Christmas Shoebox

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

Local Drop off Points

We will have Christmas Shoebox drop off points all around the country with a full list available here in a few weeks time. Closing date: November 8th

Build a box online!

Use our fun packing tool to create your own digital shoebox!


We’re here to help

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

Shoebox stories

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Stories!

Read the stories of children who received Christmas Shoeboxes in 2021!
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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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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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Flat pack shoeboxes

Bulk order flat pack shoeboxes

Our flat pack shoeboxes are available for purchase in bundles of 50 to make it easier for your business/group to take part.

Get involved by using our campaign hashtags #MakeAChildSmile #ChristmasShoeboxAppeal