Share The Joy Of Giving

Fri, 01/09/2023, 00H00 - Fri, 27/10/2023, 00H00

The Santa Shoebox Project’s annual drop-off event in Hermanus is the non-profit organisation’s grand finale of putting Santa’s Workshop into action! From the 1st of September, donors can visit the Santa Shoebox Project’s website and choose children in need living in and around the Overberg for whom to pledge. Then on the 27th and 28th of October Santa’s Elves, in the form of friendly volunteers, will receive this year's shoeboxes containing precious gifts! Santa Shoebox Project will ensure the children experience the joy of opening a present from Father Christmas, just like other little girls and boys do. For many of these children, this gift will be the only one they receive! Gifting options offered by Santa Shoebox Project include one shoebox, multiple shoeboxes, virtual shoeboxes and financial donations.

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Santa Shoebox Project started in South Africa in 2006. 

The project is a non-profit organisation fueled by donations from the public and powered by volunteers who receive gift boxes that get handed out to underprivileged children in various communities across South Africa and Namibia. 

Since its inception, the project has grown significantly and has become a popular and widely recognised South African initiative.

As a Level One Contributor to B-BBEE, Santa Shoebox earns its supporters 135% procurement recognition. With its Section 18A status as a Public Benefit Organisation, the project can provide a tax-deductible donations receipt. The project is an initiative of the JOG Trust (IT2671/2009), registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO-930031301) and a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 102-098). It is 100% SED compliant, holding a current ICPR.

The Shoebox

The Shoebox

The contents of one Santa Shoebox should include the following new items:

2. Toothpaste
3. Soap
4. Face Cloth
5. Toy
6. School Supplies
7. Outfit of Clothing
8. Sweeties
How To Pack A Santa Shoebox

1. Find An Empty Box
2. Wrap Or Decorate the Box
3. Pack Gifts Into The Box
4. Pledge Your Box Online
5. Deliver Box To Collection Point In Your Town

Watch the entertaining Santa Shoebox video here.

Drop-Off Information

Drop-Off Information

Santa Shoebox Project in Hermanus invites you to the drop-off event:

  • Friday - 27th October (14:00 - 18:00)
  • Saturday - 28th of October (8:00 - 13:00)
  • Hermanus Primary School, Dirkie Uys Street, Hermanus
Virtual Shoeboxes

Virtual Shoeboxes

Santa Shoebox Project offers a virtual shoebox service put together by teams of volunteers.

Should your purchase of a virtual shoebox be received after the shoeboxes for the current campaign have been delivered, it will carry over to the following year.

The virtual shoebox incentive also serves as a sustainability tool. Thanks to the enormous generosity of component sponsors, your purchase raises funds that ensure the Santa Shoebox Project can continue its mission of uplifting and empowering underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.

Financial Donations

Financial Donations

Santa Shoebox Project provides the opportunity for financial donations. 

Your private donation will ensure that every single recipient child on the name list receives a Santa Shoebox. 


  • Donations received after the cut-off date are channelled through SSB Legacy to uplift the communities where the beneficiary children live
  • Corporate sponsors cover the project’s running costs

Santa Shoebox Financial Donations



“Santa Shoebox Project is a fantastic initiative with dedicated people making it work. Well done!”  Pascale Marie Campodonico
“Santa Shoebox is the best Christmas charity! It puts a smile on the faces of many under privilege children in our country. I was happy to be part of the project!”  Nandi Zuma
“A fantastic initiative! The Santa Shoebox Project makes a huge difference in the lives of the children!”  Monique Schutz Stuart-Fox