It may only be September but it’s Donegal Christmas Shoebox Time again!
Team Hope are looking support from groups and individuals to fill Christmas shoeboxes for children who may otherwise never receive a gift this Christmas.
Schools and pre-schools are being approached by members of the team, however if you are a community group or a business or group of staff that would like to take on a project to make a difference in a child’s life, this Christmas, please consider gift wrapping a shoebox and filling it with things to wash, wear, write with and bring a “wow” smile to a child’s face as they open the box.
A certificate of thanks will be issued to any group of whatever age who work together to donate gift-filled shoeboxes to this year’s appeal. Leaflets are now available in shops across the South Donegal region and from Vanessa Purdy, South Donegal Team Hope Coordinator on 074 9737052.
Bring your gift-filled shoeboxes by Monday 10th November your participating local school or to drop off points: Mr G’s in Ballyshannon, Eurosaver by the Central Hotel in Donegal Town, the DCL office or Baskins Cafe in Dunkineely and Niall Mor Community Centre in Killybegs, or if your group has 50+ boxes, please call Vanessa to arrange collection.
If you don’t want to do a full shoebox, please consider donating items to the processing centre where boxes are checked and filled up where necessary.
You might have small soft toys, extra copy books, unused toothbrushes around the house, you might be a knitter and be able to donate us hats, scarves and gloves, or you might just add an extra tube of toothpaste or soap to your weekly shop which would just make a box complete.
You can pass these items in alongside your box or instead of a box to your local school or drop off point and ask them to pass them along to the processing centre – the South Donegal Team Hope team would be really grateful.
All items donated individually will be made up into boxes and find their way to bring a smile to a needy child’s face this Christmas.Tags: