Team Hope is calling on schools, families, communities and businesses across Co Leitrim to help turn just another day in a child’s life into something special.
People are being asked to wrap an old shoebox with Christmas paper, fill with gifts for a child, attach €4 and bring it to any of the 300 drop off points across the country before November 11th.
The Leitrim drop off points are: AXA Insurance, Landmark Court, Carrick-on-Shannon and Gills Garage and Tyre Centre, Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Team Hope is aiming to deliver 200,000 shoeboxes from the island of Ireland into the hands of needy children in Africa, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, whose families typically live on less than €1 per day.
This year, seven new countries have asked for shoeboxes and for many children, it is the only Christmas present they will receive.
In the receiving country the Team Hope network of partners delivers the shoebox gifts right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes.
For more information about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal or to get involved visit their website www.teamhope.ie