Donations of shoe boxes or/and items to go in them

The Shoe Boxes are part of the Rotary Christmas Shoebox Scheme for disadvantage children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania & Philippines

These boxes will be filled with donations to give to the children over the Christmas period. 

List of things you can donate: 

- Empty shoe boxes

(items below need to be new or in 'as new condition')

- small soft toy

- picture book 

- hat

- gloves

- socks

- soap

- hairbrush

- flannel

- toothbrush

- toothpaste

- educational book/game

- simple jigsaw

- ball

- lego

- colouring book & crayons

- hairbrush

- toy vehicle

- small doll

- skipping rope

- card game

- pencils/pens

- pencil case

- felt tip pens

- drawing book

- sports item

- hair accessories

please register your interest should you wish to donate any items. 

Rotary is a worldwide voluntary organisation of business and professional people who are dedicated to "service above self", helping others throughout the world, promoting all that is good in our society and our aim is for peace the world over. 

Rotary has no religious or political afflictions. 

Please drop off any shoe boxes and contents at the Hive Volunteer desk on the ground floor of Portsmouth Central Library (near the children's area).  Boxes can be dropped off at this location Monday - Friday between 9.30am and 2pm.  Please write your name on a piece of paper and leave it with your donation so that we can confirm with you that we've received it.  Cut off date for dropping off is Friday 29th October 2021. Many thanks.  


none needed :) 


  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Suitable for 14yr olds
  • Suitable for 15yr olds
  • Suitable for 16 year olds
  • Suitable for Families - (under 16's with an adult)
  • Suitable for Under 18's

When can I volunteer?

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