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Shoebox Express helps needy children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa by supplying Christmas shoeboxes filled with school stationery, toiletries & educational toys. In 2017 we were able to help 1306 such children.  We aim to help those with the greatest need and do not discriminate on grounds of ethnicity or faith.

Every penny we receive from supporters goes directly into the production and transport of filled Christmas shoeboxes. We pay no salaries and the Trustees cover administration, office and insurance costs through their own charitable giving.

£6 will wrap & fill a Christmas shoebox and deliver it into the hands of a child in need. A shoebox for a teenage boy would typically contain:
  • notepad, pencils, pens, sharpener, ruler, eraser
  • soap, facecloth, comb, toothbrush & toothpaste
  • stainless-steel construction set, dominoes, ball, mind-teaser puzzle, glider, tri-lobe boomerang
  • gloves, a hand-knitted beanie hat, and
  • a bag of sweets!

Every penny counts, so please give as you are able and (if you are eligible) please use the Gift Aid option.

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The Trustees thank you for your support.

Charity No: 1176464

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