Here’s How to Support the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021

Jill Holtz

September 21, 2021

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Have you ever filled a Christmas Shoebox? Team Hope has put out its annual appeal for families, school kids and communities to help them deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to needy kids in poorer parts of the world. Read on to find out how you can support the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021

The theme for this year’s Appeal is #MakeAChildSmile and aims to encourage people to think about the single impact, joy and smile that a shoebox brings to the child who receives it.

How to Build a Christmas Shoebox

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021

It has never been easier to build a shoebox. All you have to do is find an empty shoebox, wrap it in Christmas paper and fill it with gifts for a boy or girl aged between 2 and 14, give online or attach a €4 donation and bring it to a local drop off point before the deadline of Monday, November 8th – or you can build-a-box online by donating at

What to Put into Your Christmas Shoebox

When considering items that are best to gift, think of the 4W’s:

  • Wear – Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Socks, Top, Underwear
  • Wash – Comb, Soap, Sponge, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Washcloth
  • Write – Colouring Pencils, Notepad, Writing accessories
  • Wow – Fun Trinkets, Musical Toys, Puzzles, Soft toy, Ball, fun Sunglasses

Have Your Say

Don’t miss the chance to have your say! We’re looking for parents to get involved and give their feedback on all aspects of family life.

Have Your Say

About Team Hope

Every shoebox and online donation will allow Team Hope to deliver your shoebox with love and care directly into the hands of a child affected by poverty in countries across Eastern Europe and Africa.

Families, schools and communities are also encouraged to celebrate all the smiles that will be put on children’s faces during the second annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal Week, which will take place from 1st – 8th November 2021.

Team Hope’s aim in 2021 is to deliver as many shoeboxes as possible to children in Romania, Transnistria (Moldova), Ukraine, Kosova, Albania, Belarus, Burundi, Democratic Republic Congo, Lesotho, eSwatini (Swaziland), Malawi, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Rwanda as every shoebox counts.

For more information about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal, please visit Team Hope also provides a range of free lesson plans and online resources for schools and businesses to help you get started.

#MakeAChildSmile #ChristmasShoeboxAppeal #EveryShoeboxCounts

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021

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Published On: September 21st, 2021 / Categories: Lifestyle / Last Updated: September 21st, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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