Transition Year students are organising the Christmas shoebox appeal for team hope. Forms were sent home to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd years with futher information.
We hope to double the 45 boxes we received last year. We would be grateful if every family could donate one shoebox filled with presents suitable for children.
This year, why not share your Christmas with a child living on the margins of society, amongst the poorest children in the world? Visit the website for more information https://www.teamhope.ie/
Some information on how it works
You choose whether you are going to give the box to a boy or girl, ages 2-4/5-9 or 10-14. You put €4 in to cover the cost of transport also. Items you can put in then are
- items for school(pens/pencils/copies/coloring book/markers/sharpener/eraser/solar calculator etc)
- Items for hygiene (toothbrush/paste/facecloth/soap/hairbrush/comb etc)
- Items to wear (hat/scarf/gloves/socks/underwear/flipflops) treats (toys/sunglasses/ game/handcraft/small irish gift/ photo of yourself/sweets-in date up to March 2017-/makeup/small musical instrument/ doll/cuddly toy/ car/ skipping rope/yoyo/puppet NOTHING THAT NEEDS BATTERIES.
Not allowed: food(except sweets) anything breakable, chocolate,liquids,medicines, scary things like Halloween stuff or crossbones, war related items, Books with words, sharp items, large clothing items.