Shoebox Project

Shoebox Project


The United Way NZ Shoebox Project is giving dignity and creating happy opportunities for our ever increasing population of struggling, vulnerable and less fortunate in our communities.
No one should have to face a crisis alone, struggling to provide the basics for their children to attend school, or those living on the streets without daily items we take for granted, or families struggling to make their limited income stretch even further at Christmas.
At United Way NZ we believe everyone deserves the most basic items in life and helping our most vulnerable neighbours, in turn, helps us all succeed as a community.

What is Next?

Choose one of the following UWNZ Shoebox Projects.
Early Education – Christmas – Homelessness

Shoebox Project

Ways to Help.

* Fill a Shoebox with new items
* Add a note of encouragement inside to personalise the shoebox
* Wrap the top and bottom of the Shoebox seperately
* Clearly mark with a removeable tag on the outside of the shoebox in which project it belongs
* Create competitions between work teams to create and fill the best shoebox
* Host a Shoebox party and invite friends, colleagues, family or neighbors to decorate and fill Shoeboxes together.
* And don’t forget to share pictures on social media with #ShoeboxUWNZ


Contact the UWNZ National Office at or call +649 377 2544 for more information.