Previously shoebox gifts have been collected in the UK between 1-18 November. Each year most supporters favour the latter part of our drop-off period and we’ve found that donations peak noticeably in the last week. Our volunteers who run Drop-off Locations have also let us know that a shorter collection period would be helpful to them. Therefore, from this year, our nationwide network of Drop-off Locations (DOLs) will run for eight days, from 9–16 November.
From September there will be hundreds of Drop-off Locations listed on our website, including many churches, schools and businesses.