Bring hope at Christmas

Shoe Box Appeal

Blythswood Care’s 2022 Shoe Box Appeal produced nearly 89,000 gift-filled boxes, with boxes being donated from Shetland to Cornwall and from Northern Ireland to Kent.

Filled with small, practical items such as toiletries, stationery, and clothing the individually-wrapped boxes have been distributed in schools, hospitals, orphanages and care homes, and to households in very low income communities. Many have gone to people affected by the war in Ukraine.

Overall the boxes received were seven percent up on last year. The extra boxes allowed us to send three lorry-loads instead of two to Ukraine, around 16,000 boxes.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Your gift has truly make a difference.

Details for our 2023 Shoe Box Appeal will appear here later in the year.

Collection Schedules for 2023
to be confirmed

Shoe Box Appeal Stories

Read inspirational and encouraging stories showing the huge impact of your gift.

Donate to the Appeal

Your generous donations enable us to continue with our work to help people living in dire poverty.

Sourcing Shoeboxes

Sourcing shoeboxes can sometimes be a challenging. We can help.


We always need hats, scarfs and gloves. Some useful information and patterns.

Filler Ideas

Our shoeboxes are full of creative, colourful and joyful gifts. Get some ideas from our supporters.

Watch our Shoe Box Appeal videos here

Main Appeal Video

Video for younger viewers