Get involved – Schools

Why your school should get involved with Box of Hope

In 2023, 120 schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong joined our campaign.  We would love to have your school involved in 2024. Help us to bring more gifts to children living in poverty, who mostly will not receive a gift this festive period. 

In joining us, your students will learn key life skills and values in helping those in need and sharing kindness. 

OUR CAMPAIGN RUNS IN NOVEMBER!  Registered schools will be contacted post-summer break.

Box making story by children

Let these 2 box making ‘professionals’ from Hong Kong’s Island Christian Academy, guide you and explain exactly what needs to go into your Box of Hope and how you can have fun decorating it. 

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How to make a box of Hope - Cantonese + English subtitles

How to make a box of Hope - Mandarin + English subtitles

Schools supporting children

Register your school’s interest in the Box of Hope campaign and we will send you more information on how your students can get involved, learn about poverty and reap the rewards of generous gift sharing with children less fortunate than themselves.

In addition Box of Hope is looking at expanding our partnership with secondary students who can get involved as part of their IB CAS project.  There are several options for minor and major projects – please email us at and check out our CAS Project website page if you would like to find out more. 

Follow the red Box

Always wondered what happens to your box when it leaves your school?

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How a box of hope benefits child learning

It is our intention that schools, teachers and students feel enriched by their their experience with Box of Hope. 


Creativity knows no boundaries when it comes to box decoration - just be sure to leave room for the box sticker!


Students have first-hand experience of positivity, care, empathy and thoughtfulness in preparing their gift box

Social Studies

Box of Hope is the perfect opportunity for students to learn of social hardship, inequality and poverty, in Hong Kong and South East Asia.


The project can be used as means of examination of social demographics within the South East Asia region.


Give the students the opportunity to work with a budget, purchasing all the essential items to go in their box.


The children who receive boxes love reading the many poems, rhymes and messages created by students – makes the boxes extra special!

how underprivileged children benefit

Receiving a gift brings feelings of warmth and happiness, even more so to children who do not receive gifts on a regular basis, if at all.  Our gifts aim to give these children the change to experience joy, happiness, and positivity, not just in receiving their gifts, but also with being supported by a community at large.  Knowing that there are others who are thinking of them, makes the children feel considered and grateful.  We couldn’t ask for anymore.

Register your school

Please complete your details below to register your school and main point of contact.  A member of our Schools’ Team will be in touch.

    Words from school Children supporting children in south east asia

    Words from Volunteers Supporting Children Living in Poverty in Southeast Asia

    Volunteering with Box of Hope in checking the box content was a great experience.  It was wonderful to see the array of box content and the efforts that some children had gone to with decorating their boxes for the children who will receive them.  I’m definitely signing up again in 2022.” 

    Meredith, Box Packing Volunteer
    “Box of Hope is super important because a lot of kids around the world don’t get presents for Christmas and their birthdays. So spending a tiny part of your weekend shopping for kids and putting a smile on their faces is really fun.”

    Jonah Shepherd, age 11
    Hong Kong school student

    frequently Asked Questions

    Please visit our schools’ FAQ page, where we’ve tried to come up with answers to questions that you may have.  But if there’s something we’ve left out, please do contact us.

    We’d love to have you on board!  Please complete our Registration Form and someone from our School Liaison Team will be in touch to get your started.

    Our logistics company will gladly collect directly from schools donating over 50 boxes.  But if you have less than 50 boxes, we would still love you to participate and you are welcome to drop your boxes off at one of our designated locations – click here to find out where.


    We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who provide us with the means and support to run Box of Hope, year after year.