Last Christmas I prepared and delivered some gifting boxes around Manchester for those in need, with the help of my family. It was one of the most gratifying moments of the year so when planning activity this time around I was adamant that we would reach more people in a more effective way.

I'm extremely proud of where I'm from, I love this city and appreciate all of the support the city has given me over the years so this is my opportunity to help out those that might not otherwise have the best Christmas.

I'm hoping lots of people will want to get involved too so we can make a real impact together. — MR

Introducing Marcus Rashford's 'In-the-Box Christmas Campaign' in partnership with Selfridges Manchester Exchange.

Launching October 17th 2019, 'In-the-Box' was created by Marcus to support some of Manchester's biggest homeless shelters - Barnabus, Centrepoint, and Lifeshare.

Members of the public are encouraged to fill a shoebox of essential items to be distributed to adults in greater need this holiday period.

Contents list

To note, the following contents list has been collated in partnership with organisations who specialise in homeless care to guarantee the most urgent and essential needs are met. Alternative items are not prohibited and we kindly request that lids are not sealed when dropped to allow for suitability vetting process.

  • Comb
  • Gloves
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Hand Warmers
  • Hat
  • Hypo-allergenic Soap
  • Roll on Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Thermal Underwear – Long Johns and Vest
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Wet Wipes
  • Wind Up Torch

Give the box a festive wrap to inject that Christmas spirit!

Partnering with Selfridges Manchester Exchange (1, Exchange Square Central, Corporation St, Manchester, M3 1BD) to bolster the campaign, the box drop is located on the first floor within Menswear and will be manned from 12:00-18:00 Monday-Sunday.

Make sure to share pictures of your drops on Instagram and tag @marcusrashford or use hashtag #intheboxmanchester