Update: 2019 Shoebox appeal

Apart from the incredible joy contained in every one of those precious boxes, what was so exciting about 2019 has been the number of you who stepped forward to run the appeal across the UK.

We have loved seeing our Teams4U family grow with new Shoebox centres established in Derby, Nottingham, Burton-on-Trent and Southsea, plus many others collecting across the country from Aberdeen to Cornwall.

We know we say every year that we can’t do it without you, and the evidence speaks for itself—over 35 areas, countless volunteers and man-hours resulted in over 64,000 children and families blessed this Christmas!

Thank you!

Where did they go?

Nationally, shoeboxes travelled to displaced people groups in Breza, Bosnia; orphanages and poor communities in Minsk, Belarus; marginalised communities in Bihor, Bralia and Tulcea, Romania; deprived communities in Moldova; and, for the first time, we are shipping boxes to Kumi, Uganda.

What difference do they make?

We’re always asked what’s the impact of the shoebox program? It’s so much more than simply a box containing a few material goods. Each box is an expression of kindness and compassion that says to the child “You matter; I care”. Thank you for reaching out and speaking to the hearts of children, through a shoebox, across Eastern Europe and Uganda!

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