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:




Pictured Below: Two Ukrainian children from Kyiv receiving our 2022 Shoebox Express gift boxes. (Thanks to Pasha Ozerugie for the photograph).

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.

Welcome & Thanks


Did you make it to our Formby Bazaar on 14th October? If so, well done and thank you! A total of 556 Christmas shoeboxes were made on the day. Thank you to our amazing local community for the support.


We are gearing up for our second 2023 Bazaar on Saturday 28th October (noon - 4pm). We would love to see you at Netherton Baptist Church, but if you can't join us we are also happy to accept donations through the fundraising platform!  Just so you know, £7.50 will fill a shoebox and deliver it into the hands of a child in Ukraine, but we are happy to accept donations of any size, large or small. Please contact us for full information on donations and Gift Aid (see right).


Last Updated: 16th October, 2023


0330 120 0707

Copyright © 2020  The Trustees of Shoebox Express®