Each year Cairdeas ask everyone to participate in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. This appeal promises to get your box into the hands of a needy child, maybe an orphan in rural Romania, a girl living on the streets of Mozambique, a boy with cancer in a Ukraine hospital. As a result of your generosity, last year Team Hope funded all year round feeding, water, education and agriculture projects for children and their families in Romania, Kenya, Swaziland, Burundi, Congo and Moldova.
We ask you to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts explained in the leaflet sent home with the kids during the week. Include €4 in an envelope, either on top of the gifts or taped to the inside of the lid. Don’t forget to indicate whether your box is for a BOY or a GIRL.
Please drop the shoebox to the School by Tuesday, November the 6th.
“YOUR SHOEBOX CAN TURN JUST ANOTHER DAY IN A CHILD’S LIFE INTO SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL, A DAY THAT THEY WILL REMEMBER FOR YEARS TO COME”
The Shoebox will be checked by the Team Hope Organisers that it meets all the customs and safety requirements, send it on its way by truck or container and deliver it right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes.
Remember the four Ws when filling your shoe box …
- WRITE – Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.
- WASH – Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.
- WEAR – Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear
- WOW ! – A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2018), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet… even a ball is fantastic.
Click HERE for more information on the Team Hope Foundation and the Shoebox Appeal.
Thanking you in advance for supporting this worthy cause!