Items given to Sewa Day to put in the shoe boxes

Sewa Day is a Nottingham based charity made up of volunteers aiming to help the homeless and those in need.

This Christmas Sewa Day have set up a shoe box appeal where they are asking the people of Nottingham to wrap a shoe box in wrapping paper and put small gifts inside.

These shoe boxes contain small items such as shower gel, toothpaste and other daily essential items people need.

This project is to help those that cannot afford anything this Christmas.

Speaking to Clive Johnson a volunteer for Sewa Day his mission is to ‘spread the Christmas cheer this year’ through these small kind gestures that the charity complete each year.

This is just one of the kind projects they have completed this year, pictured below shows the volunteers on a Sunday handing hot tea and coffee out to those who are homeless and in need.

Sewa day volunteers in Nottingham City Centre

This year Sewa day are distributing their boxes to certain charities.

These charities include Women impacted by domestic violence, disadvantaged children, young people who are leaving care, older people and homeless people.

Volunteers said they were ‘blown away’ with the amount of donations they have had this year and are ‘feeling grateful’ with how much support they have received with the charity growing yearly.


Due to the cost of living crisis millions of families this year are struggling to afford presents for their families and food to put on the table.

‘with the cost of living increasing daily many people are worried about Christmas this year. we are here to put their minds at ease’.

Aimee Smith

Sewa Day have also recently set up a food bank at Rushcliffe, as over 2,000 children are trapped in poverty according to the ‘No children left behind campaign’.

All of these projects show how the volunteers, pride themselves in their Moto ‘An Act of Kindness without expectation’.

Any donations go to @sewadaynotts on instagram!