Pack a shoebox 2019 appeal

National Collection Week 11th – 18th November.

The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift Begins With You
A simple shoebox gift packed with love can have a huge impact on children around the world.

STEP 1 Find a Shoebox Get an empty medium sized shoebox, and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper or order pre-printed shoeboxes online. 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.

STEP 2 Fill with gifts Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. If possible, include one or two special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated foot-ball with pump. See our Gift Suggestions online for more ideas. Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste and sweets can no longer be included in shoeboxes

STEP 3 Make your project donation A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs.

STEP 4 Personalise Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family. You may also like to pray for the child that will receive your gift.

STEP 5 Drop Off Your Shoebox Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and take it to a local drop-off location between 11th and 18th November.

Drop –off points nearest to Bowthorpe

1 Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3NX
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5.00pm, and Saturday, 8:30am – 12.00pm

33 Castle Mall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3DD
Monday – Saturday You can check the hours on The Entertainer website –

Unit 4A Riverside Retail Park, Albion Way, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1WR
Boxes can be dropped off whenever the store is open.
Please note that this year Shoe Zone stores will no longer be acting as Drop-off locations for shoebox gifts but are still happy to give out spare shoeboxes to supporters.
Further details, including how to pack your box, how to download labels and order new materials, how to track the journey of your shoebox, … …

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