What is Smile International?

Smile International is an aid and development charity committed to helping relieve suffering and poverty through the distribution of humanitarian aid and long-term development projects, working in Africa, Asia and Europe.


Shoe Box Appeal

We support Smile International through the donation of shoe boxes filled with gifts for their annual appeal.


Smile International has been sending shoeboxes to disadvantaged children since 2001. The boxes go to children in villages, schools, orphanages, refugee centres and Roma camps in the countries where we work.


A shoebox full of gifts means such a lot to the children they work with. In many instances this will be the only present the child receives and so they are very much treasured – including the colourful boxes!



Shoeboxes are distributed according to need, regardless of nationality, political background or religious belief. 


More Information

For information on the work of Smile International, please click here (opens a new window).