Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2014

Team Hope is calling on families, school kids and communities to root out an old shoebox and ‘get wrapping’ and help us deliver our target of 200,000 gift-filled shoeboxes to needy kids in Africa and Eastern Europe for this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2014.

TEAM HOPE 5This year’s Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is aiming to deliver 200,000 shoeboxes full of goodies to needy children from Africa to Eastern Europe. For many kids, it is the only Christmas present they will receive.

The shoeboxes will be packed individually by families, schools, communities and businesses to help turn what will otherwise be just another day into something special for these children.

People are being asked to wrap a shoebox with Christmas paper, fill it with gifts for a child, attach €4 and bring it to any of the 300 drop off points across the country before November 10th.

Suggestions for what can be put in the shoeboxes include pens, pencils, colouring books, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, a small item of clothing and a surprise or treat. An obvious choice for a shoebox treat this year is the ever-popular loom bands.

For more information about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal or to get involved visit Or follow Team Hope on Facebook and Twitter @TeamHopeIreland. This year you can use hashtag #teamshoebox to help spread the word.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls