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This site provides information about 20 years of volunteering at various warehouses in Chelmsford, processing gift filled shoeboxes.

People who volunteered were individuals, corporate teams and other groups - all wanting to help make a difference to the lives of thousands of needy children in Eastern Europe and beyond.

Between 1997 and 2016, the teams exported over  850,000 gift filled shoeboxes

From 1997 to 2005 the Chelmsford Team processed and exported boxes delivered to us from across East Anglia. From 2006, new exporting teams were established throughout the region (hence the dip in figures)

LOTS OF JOY

 Year   Exported  Photos
Processing OCC Boxes for East Anglia
1997 25,450 Bilton Road
1998 49,109 Atholl Road
1999 50,284 Old Cramphorns
2000 52,173 Parcel Force
2001 67,046 Old B&Q
2002 87,469 Unit 4 Lonebarn
2003 80,332 Unit 1 Lonebarn
2004 87,091 Unit 4 Lonebarn
2005 67,051 Unit 4 Lonebarn
Processing OCC Boxes for Essex
2006 34,281 Robjohns Road
2007 29,081 Units 12 & 13 Tattersall Way
2008 24,304 Unit 11 Tattersall Way
2009 22,918 Unit 11 Tattersall Way
2010 21,352 Unit 11 Tattersall Way
2011 18,391 Unit 11 Tattersall Way
2012 17,028 Unit 5 Lonebarn
2013   Unit 5 Lonebarn
2014   Unit 5 Lonebarn
2015   CHP Springfield
2016   Unit 4 Lonebarn
Collecting teams4u boxes - Chelmsford
2018 788 teams4u 2018
2019 1001 teams4u 2019

 


In 2018, the Chelmsford Core Team made a decision to switch to supporting teams4u.

This charity is run by Dave Cooke who had the origional shoebox idea.

TEAMS4U

Shoebox Distributions and other humanitarian projects.

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The Chelmsford Core team are now collecting shoeboxes for teams4u

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