Shoebox Appeal

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Box content ideas

There are 5 types of shoeboxes each aimed at a different age group, below are some ideas of the contents which would be suitable for the various recipients.

2-4 years

comb, hairbrush, hair slides, ribbons, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, small toys, colouring books, crayons, notepad, pencils, rubber, ruler, sharpener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t-shirt, shorts, socks, tights, underwear.

5-9 years

comb, hairbrush, hair slides, mirror, necklace / pendant, ribbons, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, small toys, colouring books, crayons, felt tips, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors (only round ended safety scissors), sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

10-14 years

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, necklace / pendant, ribbons, sanitary towels, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste,  packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, small toys, sewing kit (including needle & thread), colouring books, compass, crayons, felt tips, glue sticks, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

15+ years

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, necklace / pendant, ribbons, sanitary towels, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, small toys, sewing kit (including needle & thread), compass, crayons, felt tips, glue sticks, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

Pensioners

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, sewing kit (including needle & thread), notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

Please do 

  • wrap the box and its lip separately so it can be lifted off
  • use an elastic band to hold them together
  • use gift wrap paper
  • fill the box with gifts suitable for your chosen person
  • clearly label the lid with your chosen age range

Please do not

  • wrap individual items
  • include medicines
  • vitamins
  • matches
  • perishables
  • reading books
  • anything worn or broken
  • war toys
  • items needing batteries
  • glass or fragile items
  • tinned meat or fish
  • items that may spill and spoil the rest of the contents

Boxes can be taken to any of our charity shops, to the warehouse in Longton or you can contact your local organiser to arrange bulk collections.

thank you for these gifts!

thank you for these gifts!

10 Responses to Shoebox Appeal

  1. Catherine Orr says:

    Hi. Just wondering if you have any drop off points in Northern Ireland that we can leave shoe boxes for the elderly off too. Thanks

  2. Melissa kemsley Sykes says:

    Hi, is it possible to donate through a school campaign?

  3. Lois says:

    Hi could you please tell me the nearest drop off near Walton on Thames surrey.

  4. Aoife says:

    Hi there, just wondering do you do collections in Fulham London if I arrange people to drop shoeboxes in our local school? (Sinclair house school, Fulham high street)

  5. Nicole says:

    Hi, just wondering where the nearest drop off point in liverpool is please, thankyou x

  6. Lisa Smith says:

    I live in Leeds, where is the nearest drop off point please?

  7. Licie says:

    Hi, where do the boxes go to? I’m looking to send one into a school in Kenya Niarobi

  8. Mrs Paula Roberts says:

    Please could you send me an address to drop off 3 shoe boxes I have made up my post code is wn8 6bj or anywere close to liverpool

  9. Paula Curtis says:

    WHERE IS THE DROP OFF POINT FOR YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE PLEASE???

    THANKS

    PAULA

  10. Chloe says:

    Do you have any shoe boxes I would be able to collect?? I want to take part but have no actual boxes at home

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