Bring joy at Christmas

Shoe Box Appeal 

Since our first Shoe Box Appeal in 1993 we have sent more than 2.7 million boxes – each one different, each one personal, each one an expression of your care and kindness towards a stranger in need.

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.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Your gift truly makes a difference.

Order your Shoe Box Appeal resources

Download leaflet here

Collection Schedules for 2024

2024 schedules will be available later in the year.

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