Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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We give your Christmas Shoebox gift right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.

It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement –

It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox !

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with children who have so little – It means so much to them

(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.)

Christmas 2017:    Here’s where your shoeboxes are on their way to this year!

How to take part

Fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts (we have compiled a list with lots of ideas for gifts), drop it off at your local drop off point before our centres close on Novewmber 10th and we will do the rest.

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

To see what happens next, click here to watch our video