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Special 35th Anniversary Edition of 'Love in a Box' Shoebox Appeal Launch

Andrei & Santa with shoebox

Special 35th Anniversary Edition of 'Love in a Box' Shoebox Appeal Launch

Children in Distress is excited to celebrate our 35th anniversary with a special edition of our annual Love in a Box shoebox appeal. We invite you to join us in making this milestone year our most impactful yet.

Last year, with your invaluable support, our Love in a Box initiative reached over 4,000 vulnerable children and families in Romania. We delivered essential items, toys, and confections packed in beautifully decorated shoeboxes. For many, this was their only Christmas gift.

Thanks to the steadfast backing of our generous supporters, we were able to enhance these shoeboxes with warm winter attire and a complete Christmas meal through our Gifts from the Heart appeal.

As we prepare for this year’s campaign, we invite you to join us once again. Please contact us for detailed information on collection logistics, including drop-off and pick-up dates and the locations of local drop-off centres.

To streamline the collection process, we encourage you to rally your community to support the Love in a Box campaign by creating a hub for shoebox collections, and work alongside our volunteer drivers to make an even bigger impact.

Let’s continue to embody the spirit of compassion and generosity, enriching the lives of those in need. Contact us today to join this noble endeavour.

For all England and Wales inquiries, please contact our Yorkshire Hub:  


Phone: 01904 460066

For all Scotland inquiries, please contact our Scotland Hub:  


Phone: 0141 559 5690

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in Romania.