The Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2013
Once again, we are taking part in the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
Here is information from Team Hope's website about this year's appeal.
It is the ultimate Christmas story -
YOU! Since we've started, we have delivered almost 2.8 million shoeboxes with goodies packed individually by you. Every year thousands of volunteers, students, parents, and community leaders rally together across all of Ireland to selflessly pack shoeboxes that we then deliver to children in real need.
They are forgotten children -
How it works
We ask you to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts, and drop it off at your local drop off point before November 11th, and we will do the rest! We check to make sure the boxes meet all customs and safety requirements, seal it and send it on its way by truck or container. Our network of incredible partners will deliver it right into a child's hands -
No, a shoebox won’t change everything, but it will do far more than we could ever imagine, by bringing Christmas to children who have never experienced anything like it before! As an optional extra and with local leaders agreement, we also give a Christmas card – explaining where their box came from, about Ireland and the significance of the Christmas message.