Get involved – Schools

Why your school should get involved with Box of Hope

In 2021, over 130 schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong joined our campaign.  We would love to have your school involved in 2022. Help us to bring more gifts to children living in poverty, who may not receive a gift this festive period. 

In joining us, your students will learn key life skills of helping those in need and experience goodwill. 

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 BOH Gift Box

How to Make a BOH Gift Box

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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 giving to 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 a CAS project. There are several options for minor and major projects – please email us at schoolteam@boxofhope.org if you would like to find out more. 

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. 

Art

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

Values

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.

geography

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

Maths

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

english

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.

    Sponsors

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