The Christmas Shoebox Appeal in Northern Ireland is a result of an exciting partnership between Team Hope and Drop Inn Ministries.
Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is well established as the largest shoebox appeal in the Republic, last year delivering shoebox gifts to 264,636 children – many of whose families have to survive on less than £1 a day. Now, together with leading Northern Irish charity Drop Inn Ministries (whose charity shops are well known all over Northern Ireland) we’re asking you to share your Christmas and help us bring a little of God’s love to even more needy children this year.
We will deliver your shoebox gift into the hands of some of the world’s poorest children, bringing a little of God’s love with lots of joy, laughter and hope.
For more information on Drop Inn Ministries work in Ireland and overseas, click here Team Hope with Drop Inn bringing hope across Northern Ireland and overseas.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED FOR 2018 ?
We ask you to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts (for ideas click here), and drop it off at your local drop off point before November 10th, (we have over 70 across Northern Ireland, so there’s bound to be one near you). For a list click here and we will do the rest !
We check that it meets all the customs and safety requirements, seal it and send it on its way by truck or container. In the receiving country our network of partners will deliver it right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, street kids shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes. When the local leader requests it, as an optional extra, we will also give a Christmas Card explaining where their box came from, and the significance of the Christmas story.
CONTACT US (on 028 3778 9406) or order online here FOR OUR LEAFLET WHICH EXPLAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s easy to take part, yet your kindness can make a needy child’s Christmas, a Christmas of hope – one they will never forget
And every single shoebox is important, because every single child is important