Shoebox Project

2021 Holiday Drive

We're excited to be launching the 2021 holiday season gift drive! Please check this page again soon for more information.

Here's how you can help in the meantime:

Shoebox Holiday Drive

Dates: November 29 - December 10, 2021

This holiday season, fill a standard-sized, decorated Shoebox with approximately £35 worth of gifts and essentials that any woman might enjoy, and include a warm greeting or message of support. Take your finished Shoebox gift to one of the drop-off locations below, and our volunteers will distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness across London.

Click here to learn how to create a Shoebox

Drop-Off Locations

1) Drop it off in person at one of the locations below:

Anima House
Address: 181 New Kings Rd, London SW6 4SW, UK

The Bower Hut (located in a park)
Address: Unit 2, Brunswick Park, London SE5 7RH, United Kingdom

St. Giles' Parish Office
Address: 81 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8RB, UK

2) Drop it off at an InPost Locker.

We have teamed up with InPost to allow you to drop off your Shoebox donations. Available 24/7 and contact free, InPost Lockers are located in handy locations from train stations to supermarkets making it easy for you to donate within your current routine. Before you start, see if there is an InPost Locker near you.

Once you find an InPost locker near you, create a QR code to drop off physical Shoebox donations.

How it works:
1. Create a QR code using the InPost Portal, this code will be sent to your email inbox
2. Scan the code on your phone at your local locker
3. Put your parcel inside and shut the door

No printing required at home or when you drop off your donation. Just scan. Drop. Done.

Enjoyed the service? Donate £3 to cover the cost of postage.

There are also other ways you can participate!

Please note that we do not issue charitable tax receipts for donations of Shoebox gifts.

Reducing the feelings of isolation and loneliness faced by women impacted by homelessness is one of the most important outcomes of The Shoebox Project.  Women who are experiencing homelessness or living in unstable or unsafe conditions often report feeling disconnected from their community, invisible and alone.  A Shoebox gift not only contains essentials and gifts that are much appreciated by the women we serve, but it’s also a rare gesture of kindness from one community member to another, and serves as a powerful reminder for a woman that she is seen, valued and cared for.

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