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Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2013

 

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.


What
It is the ultimate Christmas story - genuine, caring people in Ireland from homes and schools, businesses, groups etc. across Ireland, having an impact all across Africa and Eastern Europe. Boxes of joy and hope packed by you and delivered by us to children in up to a dozen countries

Who
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.

Why
They are forgotten children - victims of war, disease or poverty. Children living on the edge, in some of the poorest countries in the world. For families living on less than €1 a day, Christmas is just another ordinary day - nothing special, no Christmas tree, no presents. BUT your shoebox will bring a little hope, a lot of laughter and smiles, and a practical expression of God's love at Christmas time, for children who have very little.


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 - in places such as hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes.

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.

 
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