Give a child or youth a personalized gift of hope and joy!

All year round, Canadians show their care for the children and youth by filling shoeboxes with gifts of all kinds. 

A gift-filled shoebox is a powerful connector, as it enables you to choose the gifts and place a letter in the shoebox to directly communicate your words of encouragement; to the children and youth, it is profoundly touching to know that a "real" person has lovingly packed the box and is thinking of them.

Students receive the gift-filled shoeboxes at the beginning of the school year, and then throughout the year they can receive more boxes as they achieve milestones in learning. The milestones are determined by the teachers, and include such things as attendance, improvement and attitude.

For detailed instructions on how to pack a shoebox, 
and to print boy-girl box labels, download our brochure:  

It's now easier than ever to pack a shoebox — 
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We serve communities in Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan, and
 are currently opening chapters across Canada to serve more communities. 


You can mail or drop off your gift-filled shoeboxes at our offices in Canada's capital region:

I Love First Peoples
180 Mont-Bleu Blvd., Suite 202
Gatineau, Quebec J8Z 3J5

If you represent a school or community group, please enquire about our local chapter locations.

Please remember to include the requested $5 donation to cover project transportation costs.
I Love First Peoples will send you occasional email updates but will not flood your inbox or share your information.
Our online shoebox store is presently under maintenance. Please mail your shoebox, or visit us again June 20th 2017 to access the store.