Help a Kiwi Kid feel like a Champion this Christmas

Help a Kiwi Kid feel like a Champion this Christmas 

The Catalytic Foundation is calling on Kiwis to participate in the annual Christmas Shoebox Project which provides a respite for families living in hardship across Aotearoa and bringing with it a touch of magic for the holiday season. The Christmas boxes filled with toys, activities, school supplies, clothing and personal essentials. Then, they’re delivered to nominated children facing hardship through the Catalytic Foundation’s charity partners across Aotearoa New Zealand.

This year, with the brilliant support from the New Zealand Team from Olympic and Commonwealth Games past and PlaceMakers branches around the country, we are asking people to donate new sports gear to add to a child's Christmas box.


“Soccer balls, basketballs, skateboards, cricket sets etc - these are the kinds of items children are wanting when we ask them about their hobbies and interests. These are the specific things they have lost through family violence – so please consider a donation and know you’ll be transforming lives” Kerryn Thrupp, Woven Earth

Please consider donating new sports equipment to one of the participating PlaceMakers branches below.

PlaceMakers Branches

PlaceMakers Albany 24 Oteha Valley Road Extension, Albany, Auckland 0632
PlaceMakers Cook Street 106 Cook Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
PlaceMakers Kaitaia 41 Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia 0410
PlaceMakers Kerikeri  26 Mill Lane, Kerikeri 0230
PlaceMakers Mangawhai 4 Moir Point Road, Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0505
PlaceMakers Mt Wellington 102 Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1072
PlaceMakers New Lynn 17-19 Clark Street, New Lynn, Auckland 0640
PlaceMakers Pakuranga 481 Pakuranga Road, Highland Park, Manukau 2143
PlaceMakers Pukekohe 4 Comrie Place, Pukekohe 2120
PlaceMakers Silverdale 59 Tavern Road, Silverdale 0932
PlaceMakers Takanini 354 Porchester Road, Takanini 2105
PlaceMakers Wairau Park  Link Drive, Glenfield, Auckland 0627
PlaceMakers Warkworth 64 Morrison Drive, Northland, Warkworth 0910
PlaceMakers Westgate  547/557 Don Buck Road, Westgate, Auckland 0614
PlaceMakers Whangarei 8 Kioreroa Road, Port Whangārei, Whangārei 0110
PlaceMakers Waiheke Island 102 Ostend Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1081
PlaceMakers Clarence Street 84/88 Clarence Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton 3204
PlaceMakers Hastings 409 Hastings Street North, Hastings 4122
PlaceMakers Huntly 498 Great South Road, Huntly 3700
PlaceMakers Morrinsville 498 Great South Road, Huntly 3700
PlaceMakers Mt Maunganui 25 MacDonald Street, Mount Maunganui 3116
PlaceMakers Napier 53 Corunna Bay, Hospital Hill, Napier 4110
PlaceMakers Rotorua 159 Lake Road, Mangakakahi, Rotorua 3015
PlaceMakers Taupo 66 Crown Road, Tauhara, Taupō 3330
PlaceMakers Te Kuiti 1 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti 3910
PlaceMakers Te Rapa 10 Te Kowhai East Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3204
PlaceMakers Thames 79 Kopu Road, Thames 3578
PlaceMakers Whakatane 133 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120
PlaceMakers Whitianga 4 Joan Gaskell Drive, Whitianga 3510
PlaceMakers Blenheim Cnr Grove Rd & Farmar Street Upper South Island, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201
PlaceMakers Evans Bay 38 Tacy Street, Evans Bay Parade, Wellington 6022
PlaceMakers Hawera State Highway 3 &, Fitzgerald Lane, Hāwera 4610
PlaceMakers Hutt City 9 Seaview Road, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5010
PlaceMakers Kaiwharawhara 88 Hutt Road, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington 6035
PlaceMakers Kapiti 102 Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1072
PlaceMakers Levin 17-23 Main Road South, Levin 4893
PlaceMakers Motueka 88 High Street, Motueka 7120
PlaceMakers Nelson (Saxton Road) 52 Saxton Road Upper South Island West, Stoke, Nelson 7011
PlaceMakers New Plymouth 9/15 Egmont Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth 4372
PlaceMakers Ohakune 7 Burns Street, Ohakune 4625
PlaceMakers Palmerston North 1-7 Francis Way Central North Island, Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414
PlaceMakers Porirua odd Park 15 John Seddon Drive, Elsdon, Porirua 5022
PlaceMakers Port Nelson (St Vincent St) 105 Saint Vincent Street, Toi Toi, Nelson 7010
Placemakers Wairarapa 72 Ngaumutawa Road, Wairarapa, Masterton 5810
Placemakers Wanganui 59A Wilson Street, Whanganui 4500
Placemakers Alexandra 5 MacLean Road, Alexandra 9320
Placemakers Ashburton 115 Alford Forest Road, Allenton, Ashburton 7700
Placemakers Cranford Street 319 Cranford Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8052
Placemakers Cromwell 4 Murray Terrace, Cromwell 9310
Placemakers Dunedin 50 Burns Street, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012
Placemakers Gore 10 Fairfield Street, Gore 9840
Placemakers Invercargill 85 Liddel Street, West Invercargill, Invercargill 9810
Placemakers Kaiapoi 17 Hakarau Road, Kaiapoi 7630
Placemakers Mosgiel 34 Carncross Street, Fairfield, Mosgiel 9092
Placemakers Oamaru 19 Humber Street, Oamaru 9400
Placemakers Queenstown  Glenda Drive, Lower Shotover, Queenstown 9300
Placemakers Riccarton  2/20-22 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011
Placemakers Rolleston 35 Hoskyns Road, Rolleston, Christchurch 7675
Placemakers Te Anau Otago and Southland 126 Sandy Brown Road, Te Anau 9640
Placemakers Timaru  88/94 Hilton Highway, Washdyke, Timaru 7910
Placemakers Twizel 1 Ostler Road, Twizel 7901
Placemakers Wanaka 8 Connell Terrace, Wānaka 9382
Placemakers Winton 139 Florence Road, Winton 9782