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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.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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

Click here to see what country your Christmas Shoeboxes have gone to.

Ways to give your shoeboxes

  • Build your own shoebox

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

  • Build a shoebox online

    Using our online box builder you can build and donate your Christmas shoebox ONLINE!


How to fill a shoebox

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

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!

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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

Can’t find a shoebox?

Flat Pack Shoeboxes are unavailable for sale in Dealz this year, we look forward to their expected return to stores in 2023!

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