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Christmas Shoebox Appeal


Christmas Shoebox Appeal

It is just six weeks until Christmas and while some people think it is too early to start thinking about buying presents, it isn’t too early to send one to a child in a third world country.  For the past eighteen years Team Hope have delivered people’s shoebox presents to about three million childrenin underprivileged countries throughout the world.  Imagine the joy on their faces when they receive a gift from Ireland.  Your gift shows them that they are important and they will be delighted that you thought of them!  A child doesn’t care how much you spend on them, they are just interested in what you have given them. Fill your shoe box with toys, school supplies, sweets and toiletries.  You can buy a lot of cheap toys and sweets in Dealz and the Euro shop.

Some people also like to include a Christmas card with a photo of themselves in it to let the child know who their present is from.  Remember to drop off your shoe box at a collection point before Friday November 11th.  Hundreds of stores and pharmacies throughout Ireland are kindly supporting and facilitating the appeal.  In particular AXA, FastFit / First Stop and Toymaster branches around Ireland.

Get a Shoe box and fill it!

Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper.

Print a label and choose if you want to give your shoebox to a girl or a boy and what age the child is.  The age categories are 24 years, 59 years, or 1014 years.

Fillthebox with toys such as a doll, balls, teddy bears, barbies, skipping ropes, trucks, cars, yo-yos etc. (remember to include batteries if the toy needs them.)

Schoolsupplies: pens, pencils, colouring pencils, markers, erasers, rulers, crayons, colouring books, books, notebooks, calculators and pencil sharpeners.

Accessories: t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, hair bands, ribbons,

Clothingitems – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Please don’t put in

Food (apart from hard boiled sweets and jellies) chocolate, medicines of any kind, war related items, large clothing items, anything breakable, any liquids that could spill or freeze, sharp items or scary things.

First Stop in Malpas Street is a drop off point for the Christmas Shoebox appeal in Dublin 8.

Contact: TEAM HOPE Ireland,5 Leopardstown Business Centre, Ballyogan Avenue, Dublin 18, D18 CF67


Phone: 01 294 0222

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