The Shoebox Appeal is an organisation to give the children and young adolescents of Africa and Eastern Europe the opportunity to receive Christmas gifts on Christmas Day. A few of our classmates and us have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks gathering shoeboxes containing non-perishable items, gifts, toiletries and other accessories to ensure that the children have a Christmas to remember. Not all students in our school were able to make up a full shoebox so we as a group collected some gifts to make up full shoeboxes. We also promoted the Christmas Shoebox appeal and collected all the shoeboxes to be delivered by Ms. Ryan to the local warehouse in Carlow. We really enjoyed this experience and we look forward to being a part of the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal next year.
Written by: Niamh Murphy, Chloe Whelan, Erika Lyons, Jodie Dooley, Emily Whelan, Charlotte Walsh , Orla Byrne.