Last year we sent a fantastic 259,079 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children across Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Here you can read the stories from some of the children, see what your Christmas Shoebox gift really means to them and how it can impact their life – bringing joy, happiness and hope to their lives.
Your Shoebox gifts were sent to twelve countries, from as far across Eastern Europe in Belarus to D.R. Congo in the heart of Africa. For more photos and stories of the joy you helped create do please read on, or click here to read or print out a short report on last years campaign
Vlad, is 13 years old, He lives in a state orphanage and he is moving to a foster home in February.
He is passionate about football he was so thrilled to find a football, a matching shirt and shorts in his shoebox. We went outside in the snow to play with his new football and he couldn’t stop smiling because he was filled with pure delight.
Mado & baby Tina, Dr. Congo
Mado was delighted with the Christmas Shoebox for baby Tina because she cannot afford to buy any presents for her.
These are the first presents her baby has ever received. She is delighted to have some new clothes, toys and some basic hygiene necessities to make life easier for them.