Cipi’s story

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In 2016 over 40,000 of the 254,218 shoeboxes donated in Ireland went to Romania and were distributed by our partners there.
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Cipi lives in an old military base with his parents. There is no running water there and it was very cold. Temperatures reach freezing for a lot of the winter in Romania and the family and their neighbours have no heating.
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When Cipi opened his box he started to cry.

Our partners asked Cipi’s friend why he was crying & he told us that they saw a toy on someones TV and he really wanted it, and when he opened his box he found something the same!

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Then he took his crayons, cars, and sweets, treating each one like a special treasure.

42,760 of your shoeboxes went to children in need, like Cipi, in Romania!

Read where the other boxes went to here.

What a difference each shoebox makes!
To get involved download or print a leaflet here
Add some gifts. Ideas here!
And drop it off at one of our locations around the country
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