Shoebox Appeal

About the Shoebox Appeal

As Covid-19 has devastated communities around the world, the team at Link to Hope continue to work hard to provide humanitarian aid and improve access to education and social care throughout  Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.

The Shoebox Appeal is more than a one off gift at Christmas.

Link to Hope use the shoebox delivery trips to identify and visit the most vulnerable and exploited families and individuals, providing a no strings attached gift. They then find out what the community needs and commit to making a meaningful difference, dedicating their resources and building trust through an incredible network of local project managers and community leaders.

Donate online

It costs us around £15 to complete a box including the postage. By donating online, you’re helping us to buy in bulk which allows us to get more for our money. 100% of your donations goes directly to the appeal and we cover the administration costs.

Buy from our Amazon wishlist

If you prefer to choose specific items, you can do so in seconds with our Amazon Wishlist. We’ve listed the items that are better to get online and all deliveries are sent to Emma directly.

Join us for our packing day on Sat 12 Nov

Our packing day is a fun day for all the family as we put the boxes together. With our team of volunteers, we have a christmas themed packing day filled with laughter and lots of food! We welcome anyone to come and join us on the day and / or drop off donations. There’s a job for all ages and abilities.

Contact Jasmine to find out more.

What happens after the Shoeboxes have been delivered?

From building schools to ensuring that elderly widows living in villages with no running water or electricity have enough wood to get them through bitterly cold winters, the team continue to follow up and monitor progress, ensuring they make a sustainable difference to people’s lives.

Read Jasmine’s blog about the Shoebox Delivery trip with the Link to Hope Team in Romania.

About us

Hi – we are Jasmine Plowright and Emma Rodriguez. We’ve been taking part in Shoebox Appeals since we were young children and have been running it at Chorley Community Church for over 20 years. It gets bigger every year and we love seeing the project grow and the impact it has on so many people.

In addition to donating our own boxes, we are proud Link to Hope area receivers for Islington and Horley (Surrey).

We’re always looking for sponsors, volunteers and new ways of doing things – so please get in touch if you want to get involved.

Thank you

We’re so grateful to be supported by so many partners – we really couldn’t do it without them. Thank you JR Removals in Horley for transporting so many of our gifts across Surrey to London and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for an amazing removals company, these guys are the best!