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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.

This year, we’re asking everyone to get their boxes to us by 8th November.

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

Rita’s Story

Did you know that there is snow in Africa? In Rita’s village winter nights reach -6°!
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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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Nathalie’s Family

Natalie is a single mum who lives in Transnistria. Her five children are aged 13, 9, 5, 4 & 1.
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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