Shoebox Tips

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6 things to light up the world of a child in need

  • SOMETHING TO LOVE
    Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
  • SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
    Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener,
    eraser, chalk, etc.
  • SOMETHING TO WEAR
    T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, thongs, etc.
  • SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH
    Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo,
    slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
  • SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
    Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips,
    scrunchies, etc.(No toothpaste)*
  • SOMETHING SPECIAL
    Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note
    or photo of yourself.

What not to pack **

  • ITEMS THAT LEAK OR MELT
    Including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, plasticine/playdough, batteries.
  • FOOD OR LOLLIES
    Of any kind (due to shipping regulations) including medicines and vitamins.
  • USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS
    Including clothing and toys.
  • BREAKABLE ITEMS
    Such as glass, porcelain, mirrors.
  • ITEMS THAT CAN SCARE OR HARM A CHILD
    Examples are knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
  • GAMBLING-RELATED ITEMS
    For example, play money and playing cards.
  • ANYTHING OF A RELIGIOUS, RACIAL OR POLITICAL NATURE

** NOTE – To comply with various overseas government and customs
constraints, and to protect the integrity of the shoebox, we reserve
the right to remove items listed in red above from shoeboxes.

If you are not using one of our pre-printed shoeboxes, please use a box no larger than 30cm x 21cm x 12cm (an A4 piece of paper x 12cm high).

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