Your shoe box could change one child’s life this Christmas and give them the hope they needed! Don’t let this opportunity pass by – give hope to someone this Christmas.

Shoes boxes are sent to Oradea Romania

The Christmas boxes you donate this year will be driven, by lorry, to the city of Oradea in Romania. They will then be distributed by an organisation called ‘CASA GRACE’, who help families in need in and in the surrounding villages of Oradea. They are a team of social workers who help give families opportunities for their future. The families they support will never be able to give their children gifts, but that can change with your support. Help put a smile on the parents faces this year, when they know that their children are going to be receiving a gift.

Bring your shoe boxes to our church building

We will be collecting your shoe boxes at Keynsham Elim church. If you need help transporting your shoe boxes to this location (we will come and collect from schools), then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Promotional resources for schools and workplaces

We have produced a flyer and a poster to help promote our annual shoe box appeal. If you require such material, you can download them below:


We need all shoeboxes by Thursday 17th November. You can also bring shoeboxes on our thanksgiving Sunday service on Sunday 20th November.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Lee or Rachel Lee. You can also contact the church via our contact page.

Firstly, all shoe boxes must be wrapped in Christmas paper, wrap the box and the lid separately. Then you must fill your shoe box with age appropriate gifts. Here's an example of what could go in your shoebox:

Essentials for all ages:

  • £2 or a donation towards travel
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brush
  • Flannel/shower scrunchie
  • Soap
  • Sweets/chocolate

Suggestions for different age groups

0-3 years old

  • Soft toys
  • Picture books
  • Rattles
  • Baby clothes/shoes

4-7 years old

  • Plastic toys
  • Toy cars
  • Hat, scarves, gloves
  • Felt tips, notebook
  • Colouring book

8-12 years old

  • Bracelet and necklace making kit
  • Craft making
  • Loom bands
  • Scoobies

13-18 years old

  • Body wash
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Baseball caps
  • Jewellery
  • Hair accessories