Christmas Shoebox Champions

John McAreavey

John is a county GAA player, accountant and Chairperson of the Michaela Foundation, he is a supporter of Team Hope’s Global Irish Shoebox Appeal. John has travelled with Team Hope to help hand deliver some of the donated shoebox gifts to children overseas and he said it was “pure joy, pure excitement to see the children receive their gifts and it does warm your heart in the very harshest of conditions”. You can DONATE HERE


Carol Hennessey 

Recentlt retired, Carol was the National Christmas Shoebox Appeal Manager with Team Hope. She has previously visited Kenya, where in conjunction with the in-country partner, Team Hope distributes shoebox gifts funded by our online donors.

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference in children’s lives. Wherever we deliver your shoeboxes, whether it’s Africa or Eastern Europe, it’s wonderful to see the delight and excitement of the children when they receive a shoebox filled with lovely gifts. Words cannot express just how much this means to them. Thank you for taking part because together we can make a difference!”. You can DONATE HERE


                                Neal Johnston

Neal is Managing Director at Exertis (Supply Chain Services and a DCC Business). Neal and his colleagues support the Global Irish Shoebox Appeal in all of their Internationally and Irish offices.

Team Hope Ireland have made it so simple for our business offices internationally to get involved with their #GlobalIrishShoeboxAppeal  – helping vulnerable children overseas”. You can DONATE HERE