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Shoebox Appeal 2022
December 10, 2022£5
Find a Shoebox
Get an empty medium sized shoebox, and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper. Attach the appropriate boy/girl label, marking if your gift is for a boy or a girl. Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your shoebox.
Fill with gifts
Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. If possible, include one or two extra special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. See our gift suggestions below for more ideas.
Make your project donation
A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs, including shipping, to enable the orphanage to lead a safe, well-organised children’s event where your shoebox will be given to a child in need.
Make It Your Own
Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family.
Drop Off Your Shoebox
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and take it to a local Drop-off Location.
A football and pump, cuddly toys, dolls, toy cars, small musical instruments, yo-yos, skipping ropes, balls, small puzzles etc.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel etc.
Hat, gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, socks, T-shirt, flip-flops, hair accessories, jewellery set, watch, wind-up torch etc.
DO NOT INCLUDE
Toothpaste, sweets, lotions and liquids; used or damaged items; war-related items; seeds, gum, chocolate or food items; religious or political literature; medicines, aerosol cans, sharp or fragile items.