How to get involved with Operation Shoebox

What to put in your shoeboxWhat to put in your shoebox

      
Once you have signed up as a sponsor and received an email confirming your registration, here’s what you need to do:

#1 Make a Shoebox of Love

  1. Find a suitable shoebox. Use a size 3 postal box (400 mm x 230 mm x 135 mm) from the SA Post Office as a guideline for size. To ensure fairness, please ensure that you use nothing bigger than a shoebox that will hold a pair of large adult running shoes please.
  2. Cover your shoebox in bright paper. Please cover the lid and box separately.
  3. Decorate your box with cut outs, hearts, stars, ribbon, whatever grabs your fancy.
  4. Please make sure the decorations are flat / one dimensional and boxes are fairly strong. We stack hundreds of boxes on top of one another during sorting - delicate Christmas baubles and similar decorations can get damaged and flimsy boxes can get squashed.

#2 What to include in your Shoebox of Love

Go shopping and fill up the box with goodies – please click below for guidelines on what to include.

Content guidelines

Please keep in mind that although luxury items are always well received, basics are just as important. Please do not spend more than R450 on the contents of your shoebox and please do not wrap items individually.

#3 Your Shoebox of Love label

Attach the label you received at registration to the top right hand corner of the box. Please include all of the information inside of the dotted lines on the label on your Shoebox of Love. In particular please make sure that the unique ID on it is clearly visible.

Please only use elastic bands to close your box. Please do not tape or ribbon it closed. We spot-check boxes, so this is important.

#4 Drop it off at your selected drop-off by 31 October 2017 - easy-peasy!

Drop-off point info

#1 Putting together a care package for a pensioner

  1. Find a paper gift bag. One that would fit an A4 magazine or slightly bigger is perfect.
  2. Decorate it with cut outs, hearts, stars, ribbon, whatever grabs your fancy.
  3. Please make sure the decorations are flat / one dimensional and the paper fairly strong. Fragile bags tend to get damaged easily.

#2 What to include in a care package for a pensioner

Go shopping and fill up your gift bag with goodies – please click below for guidelines on what to include.

Content guidelines

Please keep in mind that although luxury items are always well received, basics are just as important. Please do not spend more than R350 on the contents of your care package and please do not wrap items individually.

#3 Your Shoebox of Love label

Attach the label you received at registration to the top right hand corner of the bag. Please include all of the information inside of the dotted lines on the label on your care package. In particular please make sure that the unique ID on it is clearly visible.

Please only use elastic bands to close your box. Please do not tape or ribbon it closed. We spot-check care packages, so this is important.

#4 Drop it off at your selected drop-off by 30 October 2016 - easy-peasy!

Drop-off point info