Charity appeal

Leitrim called on to share the gift of hope with needy children

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Observer Staff


Observer Staff


 Leitrim called on to share the gift of hope with needy children

Families, schools, community groups and businesses across County Leitrim to share the gift of hope with needy children by donating a gift-filled shoebox by 11th November.

Having beaten all expectations last year with 212,002 shoeboxes donated, the bar is being raised again in 2016. This year every box counts as Team Hope aims to collect even more shoeboxes to ensure that even more deserving children experience the joy of receiving a gift.

To get involved in the 2016 Shoebox Appeal, simply wrap a shoebox with Christmas paper, then fill it with gifts for a child, attach €4 and bring it to a local drop-off point before Friday, November 11th.

There are 400 drop off points nationwide, including all Axa, FastFit/FirstStop branches and Toymaster stores, so there is bound to be one in your locality. All drop-off points will be listed on from the end of October.

Suggestions for what can be put in the shoeboxes include pens, pencils, colouring books, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, a small item of clothing and a treat.

In the receiving country Team Hope’s 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, follow Team Hope on Facebook at ireland and Twitter @TeamHopeIreland #AMteamshoebox #everyboxcounts