Bring joy this Christmas

Shoe Box Appeal

Your kindness and generosity make such a difference at Christmas, receiving a shoebox brings so much joy.

We will soon be looking ahead to our Shoe Box Appeal 2022, helping vulnerable communities across Eastern Europe. We trust we will be able to deliver boxes to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.

Filled shoeboxes will be gratefully received at all sort stations throughout the country. More information, including a checklist and posters, will appear on our website later in the year.

Shoe Box Appeal 2021 Update

We were overwhelmed with the amazing response to our appeal this winter. Thank you so much.

82,952 shoeboxes and bags were donated and sent off to Eastern Europe.

Collection Schedules

Our 2022 collection schedules will be ready 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

Getting a shoebox may challenging; some options for you in sourcing a box


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