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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.

We have extended our 2021 final closing date to Monday November 15th!

See our full list of drop-off points here

Order Promotional Materials

Join us for our Christmas Shoebox Appeal and order your posters and leaflets now to get started.

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 shoebox

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

Local drop-off points

We have national drop-off points all around the country. Find out your local drop-off point now.

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!

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