This year we have decided to take part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal where we encourage each child to fill a shoebox with items from a designated list for Christmas. These shoeboxes are then delivered to underprivileged children all over the world. These children may never have received a present before, or live in difficult situations where basic necessities are hard to come by.
The benefits of the children being involved in this programme are getting to ‘‘feel good about doing something nice for others’’ and it can also help to teach your children about the world around them.
The children have been issued with a leaflet explaining all in their bag today. There are also videos available on the website www.teamhope.ie
The deadline for drop off of the Christmas Shoeboxes is 09th November 2018. Please ensure that all shoeboxes have been brought to the school by this date.
5 simple steps to follow to fill shoebox:
Grab a Shoe box
Or a plastic container would be great! Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper
Use boy/girl sticker from leaflet) and choose who you want to give your Christmas Shoebox to and what age.
Fill the box
See below guide for items to put in the box
Close the box
Include €4 in your leaflet envelope either on top of the gifts or taped to the inside of the lid.
To make it easier you can
donate your €4 on our secure on-line site.
With elastic band – please don’t seal with tape as we need to check contents to comply with regulations.
Drop it off
To your school.