Christmas Shoebox Appeal


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This year, why not share your Christmas with a child living on the margins of society, amongst the poorest children in the world ? – many of whose families have to survive on less than €1 a day

You can – by taking part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Your shoebox shows God’s care for them – and brings a ray of hope…with lots of excitement and laughter too.

You’ll be joining people taking part throughout Ireland, from pre-schools to old folks’ homes, from churches to workplaces, in schools and in homes all over the country.

Over the last eighteen years we have delivered your shoebox gifs to over three million children, to some of the remotest and poorest parts of the world. To children who think they’ve been forgotten, but your kindness shows they haven’t been !

As an optional extra and with local leaders’ agreement, we can also give a Christmas Card – explaining where their box came from, about Ireland and the significance of the Christmas message.

How to take part

Fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts (we have compiled a list of lots of ideas for gifts), drop it off at your local drop off point before November 11th, and we will do the rest.

Our team of fantastic volunteers work hard to check that boxes meet all customs and safety requirements, seal them and send them on their way by truck or container. Then our international partners will deliver your shoebox right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes.

And then to see what happens next, click here to watch our video