We are taking part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal again this year 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 deadline for drop off of the Christmas Shoeboxes for this year will be 08th November 2019. Please ensure that all shoeboxes have been brought to the school by this date.
Leaflets and further information will follow in the next few days with the children but we have included some helpful tips at the bottom of this post for anyone that wants to get started early!
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.