Help make a child’s Christmas

Clare McLoughlin from Drumshanbo and Annmarie McNiff from Keadue who have volunteered with Outreach Moldova an Irish Charity are currently asking peoples help in donating a shoebox (Christmas present) for the children in the orphanage.

Clare McLoughlin from Drumshanbo and Annmarie McNiff from Keadue who have volunteered with Outreach Moldova an Irish Charity are currently asking peoples help in donating a shoebox (Christmas present) for the children in the orphanage.

Outreach Moldova runs two orphanages in Moldova. In the baby orphanage in Chisinau there are approximately 100 children aged from a few weeks to seven years. The orphanage in Hincesti currently has over 300 abandoned or orphaned, children/young adults with disability and children with chronic illness. These girls and young women ages from four years to 20 plus.

Anyone who would like to contribute a box for a child in the orphanages is asked to wrap a shoebox(please wrap box and lid), pick a child from the above age groups and fill with some small presents such as those listed below for the child. Also please enclose €4 for the transportation of the box to Moldova. The boxes must be ready for November 11th. Some recommended items could be:

Toys

Small ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument, bangles, necklaces, sunglasses. For boys – trucks or cars. For girls – doll, clip-on earrings, make up or hair accessories.

Education Supplies

Felt pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, copy book, chalk, colouring book, pencil case, stickers, notepad, picture / puzzle book.

Hygiene Items

Toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, wrapped soap, facecloth, shampoo, deodorant, sudocream, baby shampoo, baby powder.

If you would like any more information about what to put in the box or have a shoebox for donation contact Clare on 0868826929 or 0719641115 or Annmarie 0876650993 . The boxes will leave for Moldova in the third week of November. We would be delighted to meet you anywhere or arrange a place with you that you can drop of boxes for us to collect

Your shoebox will make a child feel special and valued. Choosing gifts, filling and wrapping a shoe box is fun and teaches us a lot about giving – especially when we know these gifts are going to be used and treasured for years to come. Thank you for putting smiles on the faces of children not used to receiving presents.