Helping Our Homeless shoe Box Appeal

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Helping our Homeless Shoebox appeal 


This year Helping our Homeless society are running their annual christmas shoebox appeal for those in crisis. The society are encouraging students, societies, sports teams and staff to create shoeboxes for those in need. 

Shoeboxes will be donated to local charities, such as Shelter North East and Destiny’s Streetworx, who will give them to those most in need during the christmas period. 

The final hand in date for the shoeboxes is Wednesday the 11th of  December. The main donation point for the boxes is the Students Union Reception, more donation points across campus will be released soon. 

Please don’t wrap the shoeboxes so we can’t access them, please wrap them in a way that means we can check them prior to them being delivered! 


Items we need:

  • Shoe boxes
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Roll on Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweet treats
  • Puzzle books
  • Torches
  • Bottles of Water
  • Christmas Cards
  • Mints
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Breakfast bars
  • Combs
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Lip-balm
  • Mouthwash
  • Handwarmers
  • Book
  • Sanitary items
  • Paper tissues
  • Thermals

If you would like to help us with the wrapping and sorting please come to one of our events:

4th December:

12th December:


If you would like to create a shoebox or have anymore questions, please contact Scarlett Ballantine at or message our facebook page @HelpingOurHomelessNCL



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