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

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

These boxes will be filled with donations to give to the children over the Christmas period. Boys and Girls aged between 1 and 15 years old will be receiving these presents.

List of items (which must be new or in 'as new condition' you can donate: 


- small soft toy

- picture book 

- educational book/game

- simple jigsaw

- ball

- lego

- colouring book & crayons

- toy vehicle

- small doll

- skipping rope

- card game

- pencils/pens

- pencil case

- felt tip pens

- drawing book

- sports item


- hat

- gloves

- scarf

- socks


- soap

- hairbrush

- flannel

- toothbrush

- toothpaste

- comb

- hair accessories

- Empty shoe boxes

- Wrapping paper

Please register your interest should you wish to donate any items, so we can keep you updated with the items needed/they are short off or the items we have enough of. 

Also perfect for groups of people such as social groups or businesses. 

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 4pm.  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 28th October 2022. 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

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