Shoebox Appeal

19/10/2012 08:58

We are busy organising shoeboxes filled with small gifts to send to HOPE. They in turn will pass it onto a child who has been forgotten – victims of war, disease or poverty.  Children living on the edge, in some of the poorest countries in the world. 

Please send your filled boxes/or some items we can add to a box into the school by Wednesday 24th October with 4Euro for postage.

To find out more about HOPE Ireland click on this link.

To make a moveable santa to put in your shoebox click on this link

To print a colouring page click on this link


Please put in a selection of small gifts from the options below: (but out of respect for the children we ask that all items be new, or good as new)

TO WRITE - Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.

TO WASH - Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.

TO WEAR - Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear

WOW ! - A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2013), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.


Food (apart from sweets), chocolate, medicines of any kind,  war related items, large clothing items, anything breakable, any liquids that could spill or freeze,  sharp items, scary things (like halloween stuff, or skull and crossbones or books with words.