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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

img_5707Our parish will again this year take part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal and organise collection of gift filled shoeboxes. This is the 15th year that our parish has participated in the shoebox appeal, having sent approx. 13,000 boxes to Eastern Europe, Haiti and Africa.

With the help of our parish community we can show kindness and give a child their Christmas of a lifetime. These are forgotten children in some of the most remote and poorest parts of the world; victims of war, disease or poverty, children living on the edge. Your shoebox will bring a little hope, a lot of laughter and smiles to children who have very little. 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.

What do I do?

Fill an average sized shoebox with gifts for a child and drop these boxes into the parish centre Clane (the old convent) on Saturday November 9th from 10:00 to 3:00pm. The boxes are then sealed and delivered to the drop-off centre.

1. Cover the box in Christmas paper making sure that you wrap the lid and box separately.

2. Decide whether your gift will be for a BOY or a GIRL, and which age category.

Stick this label to the outside of the lid

3. Fill the shoe box with your gift

4. Please enclose €4 in an envelope or donate online. Place the envelope inside the box and on the top so that it is clearly visible when it is opened. (Your €4 goes towards the transport, processing and distribution costs of running the project).

5. Secure the lid with an elastic band, and do not seal the box, as it will need to be checked to ensure it meets customs requirements.

We always need boxes for both boys & girls aged 10 – 14. Also, please, if you so wish, personalise your box by including a Christmas card and/or photo.

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