Link to Hope

 Shoebox Appeal Resources 2022


Below you will find the following resources for you to use and download:-

–  Shoebox Family & Elderly Leaflet & Posters 

–  Shoebox Gift ideas Calendar

 – School Assembly Presentations 

 – Church Service Plan

 – Shoebox DVD – Brand new for 2021/2022!

 – Bring & Box Party Posters & Banners

  Link to Hope Shoebox Poster 2022
Shoebox Leaflet_2022   Shoebox Appeal Poster_2022


SHOEBOX FAMILY & ELDERLY LEAFLET  – We are putting up this years Shoebox Leaflet and Poster for you to take ideas from and if you need to download.  NB Please register with us and we will send your leaflets out to you if you are going to do more than 5 shoeboxes. This is very important and is so we can plan our  logistics properly,  Please do not use last years leaflet as it has changed. We would rather send you the original leaflets if at all possible. 



For all year round suggestions on what to put in your shoebox please download our Shoebox Appeal Calendar.  This will also help you plan your purchases and spread the cost of the appeal.     



We welcome schools and churches getting involved in the Family & Elderly Shoebox Appeal.  As we are a very small team we can’t go all over the country doing presentations as much as we would like too ( or perhaps we can – see below).  Therefore we have put together a series of presentations that we hope will engage your students and congregations in the Shoebox Appeal and help them understand what their shoeboxes are helping to achieve, which is to show love to some of the poorest people in Eastern Europe.

NEW – However if your school/church/group has access to online facilities eg Zoom and a large white screen/wall then we would be delighted to do a ‘live’ presentation for you. Its us but just electronically.  We can talk just as we would if we were there in person, do a presentation, do Q & A’s and aim to engage  supporters in the Shoebox Appeal or the work of Link to Hope.  Do contact Lisa our General Manager directly if this is something you might like us to do for you on

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION – we have recorded a 15 min presentation perfect for assemblies and church meeting as well as for other organisations.  It includes the background to the Shoebox Appeal, why we help others, how to pack a shoebox plus how to fill out the customs form.


Also an 8 min video on How to Pack a Shoebox


Assembly Ideas

Ball of wool presentation  – Notes for Assembly

Ball of wool presentation pp  – Powerpoint Presentation (to go with the Notes)

Christmas gift list presentation – Notes for Assembly

I am thankful presentation – Notes for Assembly

I am thankful presentation pp – Powerpoint presentation (to go with the Notes)


Church Service Plan

Suggested outline  Service Plan for Shoebox Launch

Some of the assembly ideas above may be very useful when holding a youth service for shoeboxes.  We also have the new 15 min that is perfect for assemblies/services etc


SHOEBOX DVD 2021/2022

This is our brand new Shoebox Video.  NB That we are no longer sending this our on a DVD.  It costs money and doesn’t help the environment.  You are able to watch the video on You Tube (you don’t need an account).  If you do need it downloaded for a presentation/talk then please do contact us and we can send you a copy through We Transfer.  Just let us know.




We are anxious to make sure that making a shoebox is a joy and not a (financial) burden.  We would highly recommend getting together a group of people/friends/colleagues/family members and having a Bring & Box Party.  Each person brings in an item for the shoebox and one person brings in the £3 to cover the transport etc.  Then you can buy different items in the run up to the appeal and then the financial expenditure is not so great.  Here are a few resources that will help you organise your Bring & Box party.

Bring & Box Party Invite Poster
Bring & Box Party Invite Poster

Bring & Box Bunting Flag
Bring & Box Bunting Flag

Bring & Box Party Facebook Posting
Bring & Box Party Facebook Posting

Bring & Box Facebook Banner
Bring & Box Facebook Banner