This month on our Charity Corner… the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal is back!

Inspired by the one done by the English speaking community has done in previous years, “Creciendo Yaiza” is currently in the process of organising their own Shoe Box Appeal.

“Creciendo Yaiza” is a charity based in Playa Blanca that deals with children and young people with functional diversity from the point of view of inclusion. It was established back in 2013 to provide support and activities to families in the area.

This year more than ever they want to make sure that no child is left without the excitement of getting some presents at Christmas time. They have a list of about 60 children and youngsters for which they aim to provide with their very own Shoe Box filled with goodies.

At the moment they are still collecting toys, empty shoe boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons, etc. They also need hands on volunteers to fill up the boxes and deliver them during Christmas and the 3 Kings, as they get them ready.

Anyone interested in donating and / or helping out, please do get in touch – you help will be very welcome and appreciated.

You can contact them by emailing them at or by calling +34 693 549 742 – an English speaker will be at hand on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10h to 14h.

Creciendo Yaiza
Calle La Corvina 9 -11
35580 Playa Blanca – Yaiza