Each year our parish participates in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal and organises collection of gift filled shoeboxes. This is the 16th year that our parish has participated in the shoebox appeal, having sent approx. 13,000 boxes to Eastern Europe, Haiti and Africa.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal are asking us to donate gift-filled shoeboxes online, where we have the opportunity to virtually fill a shoebox on the Team Hope website and send it to a child.
These donations will allow Team Hope’s network of local partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to purchase items for shoeboxes, which will then be delivered straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoeboxes are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they deliver is incredible.
This year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal will run up until December 23rd. These shoeboxes will be delivered to children in Romania, Transnistria (Moldova), Ukraine, Kosova, Albania, Belarus, Burundi, Congo, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Malawi, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda.
We know that this is a special event in our family, school and community lives each year and we really appreciate your support for the Team Hope annual Christmas Shoebox appeal.
Bernie & Edel