How to make your Christmas box

Two options – Everything you need to get started.

Using the Christmas Box leaflet

If you would prefer to make a box using the older style leaflets, you can download one using the ‘Download’ button. Simply print out and follow the instructions. You can download extra labels below.

You can still make a shipping donation online using this method.

Download Leaflet  Download Labels  Download Poster

Online – Follow the three steps below

Everything you need to get involved is provided below. Here you will find detailed instructions on how to pack a Christmas box, a list of gift ideas for each age group to get you inspired, an easy way you can donate online to cover the transport costs of your box and details on how to get your box to us.

STEP 1

Find a shoebox, wrap it and fill it with presents

Find an old shoebox. Ideally a regular sized one (max size 395mm long x 240mm wide x 118mm deep). Wrap the bottom of the box and the lid separately in festive paper. Use an elastic band to secure the lid.

Decide who you’d like the box to go to – see age/sex categories and suggestions on what to put in your box using the ‘Categories & Suggestions’ button below (we need more boxes for boys!). Download a label (below), tick the appropriate category and stick to the top of your box.

Fill your box with goodies. Place each item unwrapped in the box. Items such as shampoo should be placed in a clear plastic bag.

Things to consider when preparing your box:
Variety Add something warm, something fun, toiletries, sweets etc.
Condition New or nearly new in good, working order
Quality Ask yourself, “would I be happy to receive this box..?”
Category We always need more boxes for older boys and men

STEP 2

Make a shipping donation

We ask for a £3.00 donation per box to help cover their transport and distribution. The best way to do this is online – this will help us to cut admin costs and is simpler for you too! It’s really easy, just click the button below to get started.

Once you have completed the online donation you will be sent a confirmation slip by e-mail which you will need to print off and put into your box.

STEP 3

Get your box to us

Boxes can be delivered to your local participating school, church or organisation (who will set deadlines for delivery) or to:

Salisbury
Dates & times:
Tues 12th – Fri 15th Nov, 10am – 8pm
Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Nov , 10am – 8pm
Latest: Sat 23rd Nov, 9am – 12pm.

18 College Street (formerly Salisbury CAB)
Salisbury
SP1 3AL

North Somerset
From October 28th – November 16th

Crossfit Ozbox
Unit 6 Carey Developments
Tweed Road
Clevedon
BS21 6RR

Check their website for opening hours.

NW London
From November 4th – 11th
Mon – Thurs, 9am – 3pm

Christ Church Roxeth
Roxeth Hill
Harrow
HA2 0JN

Take an extra step...

Help us sort & pack Christmas boxes in Salisbury this November

We rely on our fabulous donors and volunteers to make this project a success. Would you like to volunteer at our sorting warehouse this November?  You can come by yourself, with your family, friends or as a group from work or church. Get in touch at rich.parsons@fscinet.org to arrange.

We’ll be open for sorting from 10.00am – 5.00pm and 6pm – 9pm in the evenings from Tues 12th Nov – Fri 15th Nov and Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Nov TBC. On Sat 23rd Nov we’ll be open from 9.30am until the last box is sorted..!

This year we will be sorting and packing boxes in 18 College St (former CAB building), Salisbury, SP1 3AL – directions here.

Some of our volunteers took the time to tell us what they like about helping to sort & pack the Christmas boxes.