Transition Year students from the Hewson class are currently coordinating the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal which is to help children in Africa and Eastern Europe. Shoeboxes are currently being collected and need to be brought in to school by November 8th.
“The children who receive your shoeboxes are aﬀected by poverty in diﬀerent ways. Many come from families with very little income, others live on the margins of society or in areas aﬀected by conﬂict. Shoeboxes are given based on need alone and bring joy and excitement to children living in often very diﬃcult situations. You can help us do that this year!” https://www.teamhope.ie/christmas-shoebox-appeal/
To donate; you will need a shoebox wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. Put in suitable items for children aged between 2 and 14 years old. Gifts you can put in the box are items such as; toys like YoYos, dolls and cars, as well as clothes, items for learning purposes like pencils, colouring books and colours, sweets and cleaning utensils like toothbrushes and facecloths.
Items to not put in are; food (except sweets), chocolate, medicines, items related to war, large clothing items, breakable objects, spillable or freezable liquids, and sharp or scary items (like masks or anything from Halloween).
Your box should also include a four euro donation and it should be wrapped with an elastic band, not sealed. For more information on what you can and cannot include in the box – please click here.
Well done to the Transition Years involved in coordinating this collection!
By Shane Kilcoyne and Jack Noctor, TY Journalism