We’re not trying to change the world. We’re just reaching out to the kids who will.

Sign up now to make Christmas Day as happy as it should be for our local kids. All you need is a shoebox and some love, we’ll sort the rest.

Wellington Shoebox Christmas exists so people like you can help make Christmas Day special for a little boy or girl that deserves to smile just as much as the next kid. It’s also a great way to get your own family involved in the act of giving to someone local, and experience seeing that gift being received.
Check out the what we do page for more info, or have a look here at the smiles on those kids faces over the last couple of years to see the difference you can make with a shoebox and some love. If you want to sign up to take part, just head over here and fill out the form.


PS I’ll apologise here as well for all the ads, it’s the easiest way for me to fund-raise to pay for all the Facebook Advertising I need to buy to spread the word, I know they’re annoying!



  1. Lynda Knight-de Blois says:

    Hi Pera
    I have a whole bunch of thank you letters from our very grateful older kids to send to you. What’s the best way? Hard copy or electronic? Happy for you to share on the Facebook page provided the names are all taken off. Sorry it’s taken 1/4 of a year.

  2. Jessie Larsen says:

    We would love to help out! Please let us know what we need to do.
    Jessie, Mark, Connor, Greta, Freddie and Marigold

    I also have two free skilled volunteering days to give away through my work – Z Energy- so if you would like me to help out with things like web content, communications, procurement, strategy, then let me know! Check out my profile on LinkedIn if you want to find out more about me. Jessie Larsen

  3. Raye Powell says:

    Sign us up for a shoebox. A great way for my boys to learn about giving not just getting at Christmas

  4. Marjorie Brennand says:

    I would like to provide a shoe box , please, Do you have children in the Tawa area where I live?
    Think this is a wonderful idea will tell my friends about it ,

  5. Barbara says:

    We live in Waikanae and are happy to run with this idea, did a similar thing last Christmas for a Church and overseas kids.
    My question please. …will you have a drop off place in Kapiti ? Pensioners now and don’t travel too far these days.
    Lived in Sieves Grove in 1976 !!

  6. Sue says:

    Are the shoe boxes opened and checked before giving it to the child? The reason I ask is whether it is worth doing nice wrapping on the box .

  7. Audrey Davis says:

    I have signed up for the shoe box appeal and was wondering will I be given an age , gender to buy for . Regards Audrey

  8. Katarina says:

    Hello Pera, when I went to sign up, the drop off point in Otaki at Style Recall seemed to be missing as an option. Can I still deliver there?

    • Pera says:

      Hi Katarina – unfortunately Style Recall has closed so we’ll be using a different drop off point in Otaki – I’ll let you and the team know once I’ve finalised it 🙂

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