Team Hope is an Irish, interdenominational Christian development aid charity, working with children, and through them, into their families and communities in Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa.
Over the last eighteen years Team Hope have delivered shoebox gifts to over three million children, to some of the remotest and poorest parts of the world. To children who think they’ve been forgotten. Each year people from all over Ireland donate their gifts for the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.
Fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts (we have compiled a list of lots of ideas for gifts), drop it off at your local drop off point
Then Team Hopes international partners will deliver your shoebox right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family
With the help of the Transition and Fifth Year students we received 80 boxes along with 5 boxes of extra items that could be put into other shoe boxes. Below are pictures of the shoe boxes and of the girls presenting the boxes to the volunteer – Margo McHugh – who came to collect the boxes.