In Junior Infants, as part of Religion and SPHE, we decided to get involved in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. We watched a video from last year showing all the children receiving their shoeboxes and wanted to share our love with them this year. We each brought in something for the shoeboxes; toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, colouring books, markers, copies, pencils, flip flops, sunglasses, hats, toys, teddies, sweets and lots of other items too. Teacher couldn’t believe how generous we all were, we filled 5 boxes full! Two boys in our class even filled their own shoebox each with their family which was very kind and generous of them. Ms Ormiston dropped off our Christmas Shoebox gifts and Team Hope will deliver them right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.
It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement – It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox!