For the past 14 years, the Santa Shoebox Project has collected and distributed personalised gifts of essential items and treats for underprivileged children throughout the country. The initiative has touched the lives of 957,297 underprivileged children over the years. Now, with the Santa Shoebox public pledges officially open from 1 September 2020, it’s time to make your pledge for 2020 and help bring joy to a child in need.
For those who like to make up their own boxes, donors are able to pledge a Santa Shoebox online, selecting children living in and around their community by name, age, gender and clothing size. To donate in this way, simply register or login on the Santa Shoebox website now to pledge a box and ensure your donor profile is up to date.
The following items are required to complete a Santa Shoebox:
1. A standard sized shoebox or plastic container, colourfully decorated, with the lid wrapped separately
2. QR coded label, which will be emailed to the donor upon pledging online
8. Outfit of clothing
9. School supplies
Please note that all items must be new, unused and age-appropriate.
Where to buy toys at great prices:
Many of the items on the list can be found at your local supermarket. If you’re looking for the perfect toy to spoil the recipient of your Santa Shoebox then check out The Crazy Store Toy promotion. With prices this good and a wide variety of different toys on offer, you can find the perfect toy for your Santa Shoebox donation. Here are some of our top picks for your Santa Shoebox from The Crazy Store toy promotion running from 24 August – 27 September 2020.
Drop off your box
Once completed, the decorated Santa Shoeboxes need to be dropped off at central distribution points across the country on designated dates in October and November. From 01 August a list of these sites can be found here.
If you’re not able to shop, pack, and decorate your box yourself, this year the incredible local charity also launched the Virtual Santa Shoebox, making it even easier for those with the means to give back. Find out more here.
For detailed information about how to volunteer, please visit the Santa Shoebox Project website.