XRDS KIDS: Shoe-box Collection

Friday, 1 November 2019 - Sunday, 1 December 2019

Every year XRDS Kids supports the Actie4Kids Shoe-box collection!  This is a really great initiative to get behind as a whole family!

This year the boxes will go to children in various countries: Malawi, Togo, Romania, Moldova and refugee camps on the Greek Islands.

Packing Instructions:

The Box

Please make use of a normal sized carton shoe-boxes. Larger boxes will be opened up and repacked as these do not fit in the transport containers. Decorate the box with cadeaupapier, gift wrapping. Wrap the lid and box separately.

Boys, Girls and Age

Decide whether you want to fill a box for a boy or a girl.  Also determine the intended age-group: 2-4 years, 5-9 years, or 10-14 years. Indicate these decisions on the Actie4Kids folder available from the XRDS Kids Check-In desk which you need to stick on the outside of the box.

Packing LIst

You can find the complete packing list of what should be in the box and what not by clicking here. English folders will be available at the Connect Point soon.


It is really special for the person receiving your shoe-box to also receive a small letter containing some information about who you are. You are welcome to add a card with a short message and perhaps something encouraging into the box. A photo of your family is also a nice gesture. Please do not add any contact details to the message.

Elastic and Money Envelope

Please do not tape your box closed. All boxes are inspected to validate its contents. Close your box using an elastic or chord. There is also an envelope in the folder from the Connect Point. Use this envelope or any other to deposit €5. This is to cover the transport and organisational costs of sending the boxes internationally.

Collection Dates

You can drop off your completed Shoebox on Sunday, November 24 and December 1. There will be a drop-off location indicated in the lobby before and after the services.


  • When: Friday, 1 November 2019 - Sunday, 1 December 2019
  • Where: Amstelveen College, Sportlaan 27, Amstelveen