Shoebox appeal

Help Extern spread some joy this Christmas with our shoebox appeal

Get Involved

Our Christmas shoeboxes are often the only gifts the people we support will receive this festive season.

If you would like to help make someone's Christmas a little brighter, and help us ensure that the vulnerable people we support receive at least one Christmas present this year, then please fill a shoebox with a few gifts and essentials.

To prepare your shoebox please follow these steps:

  1. Simply take a shoebox and wrap it with Christmas paper
  2. Please wrap the box and lid separately so that we can check the contents are suitable for each of our recipients
  3. Place some gifts or essentials from the list below in the box
  4. Baby wipes Razors
    Brushes Reed diffusers (NOT candles!)
    Change Purse/wallet Reusable cup/ water bottle
    Comb Scarves
    Deodorant (men/women) Shampoo
    Dog treats Small Picture frame
    Facecloth Soap
    Gloves Socks
    Hair bobbles/clips Tissues
    Hair grooming products Toilet wipes
    Hand sanitizer Toothbrush
    Hand warmers Toothpaste
    Mirror Torch
    Mug Wrapped sweets

Deliver to us

Take your filled shoebox to Ormeau Centre 58-62 Waring Street BT1 3BA or 3 McKinney Road, Mallusk, BT36 4PE or Extern Works at 2 Trench Road, Mallusk BT37 4TY T: 028 90 994241

If your workplace or community group would like to do a group donation of shoeboxes, please contact us on +44 (0)28 90 840555 and we will arrange to have them collected.

The deadline for box collections is Friday, 14 December, 2018.

Find out more

If you have any questions about the Shoebox appeal, or to find out how else you can support Extern’s work email us at or call us on 02890 840555

Thank you so much for your support!

Extern in Northern Ireland
Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105869
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: 20055318
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333