Christmas Shoe Box


Christmas 2016 Shoe box campaign

Christmas is about giving something back to those less fortunate than ourselves. The past couple of years we have made donations to a local Northampton charity instead of handing out Christmas cards. This year, we wanted to give people a chance to physically donate something to a worthy cause and where the gifts donated will really make a difference to their Christmas. 

We decided that we would support the local Northampton homeless shelter, Hope. Hope is a non-profit organisation that supports homeless people in and around the Northampton area. Not only do they provide shelter, but it is also a safe haven for individuals to chat and to receive the emotional help required.

church-footwear.jpg Church’s shoes have kindly donated 100 shoe boxes which was incredibly generous of them. 

All we need now is to get them filled! This is where you come in. If you would like to fill a shoe box then please come into any of our Elsby offices and collect them. There is no limit on how many boxes you can fill so feel free to take as many as you like!

The closing date to get your shoeboxes back to Elsby and Co is:

Friday 16th December

The shoeboxes are predominantly for adults, male and female.

Things you can include

Things not to include

Toothpaste / Toothbrush


Fresh produce

Self-care: shaving gel / razors / shower gel / shampoo

Chocolate / biscuits

Wind up torches

Dried fruit / nuts

Hat / gloves / scarf

Clothing men: underwear / socks (2nd hand, clean is fine) / jumpers / coats / thermals etc.

Clothing women: tops / bottoms / underwear / socks (2nd hand, clean is fine) / bras

Women hygiene: Sanitary towels

Tinned goods – e.g. soups, fruit, noodles etc.

Other gifts such as pads / pens etc.…

Once you have filled your box you can either wrap it up or leave it as it is. Please return your box(s) to one of our Elsby and Co offices and identify whether your box is for a male or female. It really is as simple as that!

Should you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to contact me, Jema Daya, Marketing Manager 01604 678470 or email me at

We are truly grateful for your donations and we cannot thank you enough for helping us to give something back to the local community.

Let’s make a difference this year and put a smile on someone’s face!