The Community-Based Shoebox Charity

Our Philosophy


It doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive to participate in a Christmas shoebox scheme. We make it easy, fun and inexpensive for you to help a child in desperate need at Christmas. For many children, your shoebox will be the only Christmas gift they receive this year. Hence our tagline:



About Us


Shoebox Express® began as a small, not-for-profit initiative over a decade ago. We exist to remove barriers to participation in Christmas Shoebox schemes. We are located in Merseyside but our support base is spreading!


We are now a charity (number 1176464) registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales.


Contact us by email

or by (answer)phone

     0330 120 0707

and we will be happy to help.



Hello! It's spring and we're getting ready for our 2021 project, making more Christmas shoeboxes of love and practical assistance and looking forward to saying "goodbye" to lockdown.


If you would like to support us this year we would be very happy to accept donations by cheque, cash, direct bank transfer or through the fundraising platform!  £6 will fill a shoebox and deliver it into the hands of a needy child overseas, but we are happy to accept donations of any size. Please contact us for full information on donations and Gift Aid (see right).


Last Update: 16th May, 2021