Shoebox Appeal 2023

Operation Christmas Child - Samaritans Purse Shoe Box Appeal 2023

For a number of years, members of St Ronan’s have donated many shoe boxes, filled with gifts for children in and around the Pacific region. 

Shoe Boxes are now available at St Ronan's 

Gift suggestions are something to wear, to love, for school, to play with, for personal hygiene and something special. 

You can choose to fill a box for a boy or a girl, and in  age groups 2-4 yrs, 5-9 yrs or 10-14 yrs.

 For more information call freephone 0800 726 274 or go to 

Please contact Colin Dalziel (04) 562 7238 for information leaflets and shoe boxes.
Suggestions for gifts to suit children of different ages, also prohibited items, are shown on the leaflet.

Note: To cover freight costs, a $12.50 donation is required in an envelope with each box.

Financial donations to Samaritan’s Purse can be made through their website (above), where you can also download a coded label to follow your Shoe box to its final destination. 

Filled Shoe boxes should be brought to St Ronan’s by Sunday 29 October. After a blessing during the church service, Shoe boxes will be delivered to the local Shoe box drop off point to start their journey to Auckland and then on to other countries.
Many thanks
Colin Dalziel