by Junior Webmasters Hannah & Christopher.
Here at Scoil Mhuire this year we did the Christmas Shoebox appeal. It is a very worthy cause and makes you think about how lucky you are.
We put in a selection of small gifts from the options below:
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), 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, make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.
WE DIDN’T PUT IN:
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.
At Scoil Mhuire we filled an amazing 135 shoeboxes .We are very proud of how many shoeboxes we filled.
The shoeboxes we filles will be going to places like :
Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union:
They will be going to Street children, orphans , kids in hospital, poor families, victims of war or other needy situations.
Thank you for all the shoeboxes you's filled and whoevever gets them will be very grateful.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of all the children and families in the response to our shoebox appeal. Thank you.