Where Are Your Shoe Boxes Going?

What countries are the gift-filled shoe boxes from Canada sent to?

Shoe boxes from Canada are distributed primarily in 12-20 countries in Central and South America, West Africa, and the Caribbean.


Year 2010:

How many shoe boxes were collected in 2010?
In 2010, 640,714 shoe boxes were collected in Canada, while nearly 8.2 million were collected worldwide.

“The gift-filled shoe boxes that were collected in Canada in 2010 were distributed in the following countries:

Central America & the Caribbean: Costa Rica / Guatemala / Haiti / Nicaragua

A special shipment of shoe boxes is being sent to Haiti this year and all boxes packed online were included.

South America: Chile / Paraguay / Uruguay / Venezuela

West Africa: Cote d’Ivoire / Equatorial Guinea / Guinea Bissau / Senegal / Sierra Leone

*List is not official as countries may need to be added or removed at any time”


Year 2011:

672,274 gift-filled shoeboxeswerecollected in Canada in 2011

This year, the list of specific countries that will receive a shipment of shoe boxes from Canada includes:

Costa Rica /Guatemala / Haiti / Nicaragua / Argentina / Chile / Paraguay / Uruguay / Venezuela /
Equatorial Guinea / Guinea Bissau / Senegal / Sierra Leone


Year 2012:

662,000 shoeboxes collected from Canada in 2012 were distributed to children in Third World countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Year 2013:

Shoeboxes packed in Canada in 2013 were distributed to children in 16 countries:

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Philippines, Iraq (Syrian refugee camps)

Year 2014:

10,440,333  shoebox gifts collected worldwide in 2014, including 700,474  in Canada