United Way NZ Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Not every child looks forward to Christmas, with Covid-19 resulting in job losses, financial pressure and interruptions with schooling and social routines, this Christmas will be particularly hard for many New Zealand children.

There is something we can do about making sure all Kiwi kids have something to look forward to this Christmas. Last year United Way NZ partnered with 28 organisations and groups all over New Zealand to make sure 1022 more young New Zealanders had something to enjoy on Christmas. We’re looking to double that number this year and we need your help.

So.... gather your friends, clubmates and work colleagues and let’s get together and make a difference this Christmas.

Changing a young New Zealander’s Christmas is as easy as 1,2,3

1. Gather a team of 10 or more people from work, book club, sports teams, church, coffee groups or friends

2. Choose to order an empty ($10 donation) or completed ($50 donation) box – or a combination of both! We’ll drop the boxes to your home or workplace.

3. Fill your boxes using our handy list of recommended gifts, label them with the gender and age of the child to receive the gift and then we arrange to pick the boxes up

To support the Shoebox Project you can donate via credit card (please state your region) or directly via online banking. Account details: United Way NZ, ASB Dominion Road, 12-3067-0187344-00  

Please fill in the form below for further information. NB/If you would like to donate items to add to the boxes please also fill out the form below and we will contact you to discuss the opportunity.