In the meadows we can build a snowman….please help S.M.I.L.E charity make a child’s Christmas.


For hundreds of families throughout London and Essex the festive period bring stress, worry and desperation instead of excitement, joy and magic.

​Many children will not receive anything from Santa this year as they are living in poverty. Therefore, we provide shoe boxes full of treats and delivery them to straight to the families who need it the most. Every year the numbers of children in our hostels grow, because of this we are always in need of the donations from our community to fulfil this Christmas miracle.  

​​Due to Covid-19, this year we are only able to accept presents that are new with tags/ in original packaging. This way we can minimise the risk of transferring the infection. 

Would you like to ensure that all children will receive a gift from Santa this year? Here are the 5 steps to creating your magical shoe box. 

Step 1 

Find a suitably sized shoe box

Step 2 

Choose an age and gender you would like support (you can do multiple if you wish)

Step 3

The fun part……………..Go shopping for presents!!

Step 4

Wrap the shoe box (Lid wrapped separately so we can check the contents) and fill with the goodies you shopped for. 

Step 5

Leave a removal label inside the box with gender and age it is intended for and drop down to the hub no later than 20thNovember 2020 


New Toys, Books, Sweets, Teddies, Treats,Aftershave/Perfume, Stationery. 


Babies, 3-6, 7-12, 13-16, 17-18, Parent Boxes ​​

If you are self-isolating or do not wish to go shopping in the high street there are a few ways you can still support us for this appeal. 

1 – Order shopping to be delivered to our Hub 

2 – Financial donation so we can purchase items required 


3 – Share our Social media posts, this is FREE and Easy and will help us reach as many people as we can. Contact the team to find out if there is a site close to you.

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