T4U Shoebox Appeal

Give love in a box this year with Signal 1 & 2 and our friends at T4U...

Its simple to get involved!

  • Step 1:Find a shoebox or collect boxes from our locations
  • Step 2:Wrap it in Christmas paper
  • Step 3:Fill it with useful gifts and optional donation
  • Step 4:Drop it off at one of our locations

Useful gifts to put in your box

For boys or girls

What these children need most are practical supplies, e.g.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Facecloth and soap
  • Stationery/pens/pencils/paper
  • Gloves/hats/scarves
  • Please also include a few small gifts,
    (e.g. a soft toy, ball, game, puzzle, bubbles, small musical instrument i.e. harmonica/recorder, a photo of yourself)

Home Shoebox

  • Cooking utensils (no knives)
  • Candles
  • Hairbrush
  • Plastic utensils (plates, bowls, cutlery)
  • Soap & other small toiletries
  • Small Christmas decoration
  • Small decorative item
  • T-towels (preferably quite decorative)
  • Plastic containers
  • Washing line pegs
  • Washing up cloths
  • Headscarf
  • Small toiletries
  • Make-up
  • Jewellery


Where will my box go?

Eastern Europe and Africa.

*please note, we are still collecting the boxes for Operation Christmas

Why are we doing this?

Changing lives one box at a time. We are showing vulnerable children and families that they are loved at Christmas.

Please click the following links if you would like to see a video of a sample shoebox for each category:

  • Boy 3-5
  • Boy 6-11
  • Boy 12+
  • Girl 3-5
  • Girl 6-11
  • Girl 12+
  • Home
YouTube video

Find out more about here

School, organisation or just love doing shoeboxes. Enter your details below for bulk box requests.

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