Still have a shoebox?

Bring it along to our special evening service from 5pm Sunday 19th November. If you missed the service and would still like to donate, please contact us.

Your shoebox makes a difference

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.

What is a Christmas shoe box?

A Christmas shoe box is a festively decorated shoe box filled with presents and hand delivered by our team and partners at CASA Grace to an under privileged child in Romania.

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 Sunday 12th November. You can also bring shoeboxes on our thanksgiving Sunday service at 5pm Sunday 19th November.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, please contact 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 – Put inside the box, in an envelope marked ‘Donation towards transport of shoe box’.
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brush
  • Flannel/shower scrunchie
  • Soap
  • Sweets/chocolate
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Items of luxury

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
  • Felt tips, notebook
  • Colouring book
  • Teddy’s

8-12 years old

  • Bracelet and necklace making kit
  • Craft making
  • Loom bands
  • Scoobies
  • Note books
  • Pens

13-18 years old

  • Body wash
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Baseball caps
  • Jewellery
  • Hair accessories
  • Small bags
  • Sports items

11th February 2018
Big Charity Quiz raises £821 for Romania summer camp
2nd January 2018
Keynsham Elim's charity quiz in aid of the Romania Summer Camp is nearly here, register your team now.
19th November 2017
Through the love and generosity of the public, over 1,000 shoeboxes have been raised. This will bring hope to over 1,000 under-privileged families in Romania this Christmas.