Use the Shoe-Box campaign 

To raise awareness among your students
To the existence of poverty and solitude

Many schools, like the Athénée Royale of Pont-à-Celles, have already participated in the shoe box campaign. They help in various ways:

  • by spreading the word to the student’s parents who prepare the boxes at home,

  • by gathering the ingredients and preparing the boxes with the children,

  • by organizing the production and the sale of fruit jam to purchase the contents of the boxes,

  • by adding a drawing or a short note written in class by the children


Your class or your school can also participate!


How to prepare the shoe box ?

The shoe boxes contain 7 or 8 food items and beverages (non-alcoholic, non-perishable, easy to open and ready to eat) and a season’s greetings card. When filled, they are wrapped as Christmas gifts.


For more info, see the page Boxes

Where to deposit the boxes ?


Within Brussels: The Samaritains can collect the boxes at your school. Given limited availability of drivers and vehicles, please contact us by telephone(+32 (0)474 540 687) to determine a date and pick-up time at least one week in advance.


Outside Brussels: The Samaritains are unable to pick up the boxes. However, you may deposit the boxes in any one of our numerous storage locations. For a significant number of boxes, it is preferable to contact the storage location or the campaign coordinator prior to delivery.

We can help you !

Claude Vander Elst, President of the Samaritains and initiator of the shoe box campaign, or one of our other volunteers would be delighted to explain the activities of his association and the need to help others to your students. Just contact us to determine when his intervention can take place.