The first Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal Week launched

People across Ireland are being asked to #TeamUpForTeamHope to donate online at and build gift-filled shoeboxes for vulnerable children affected by poverty in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Schools, families, friends, communities and businesses are encouraged to work together, in whatever way they can safely, to donate as many shoeboxes as possible and celebrate their efforts by sharing on Facebook at , on Twitter @TeamHopeIreland and on Instagram @TeamHopeIreland  

Team Hope CEO, Peter Heaney explains: “Due to the effects of Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year, but we know that the need for shoeboxes is greater than ever. So we have for the first time moved the Christmas Shoebox Appeal completely online and enlisted the help of our local partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to create and deliver shoeboxes on the ground.

“The Covid-19 crisis has presented huge challenges for people throughout Ireland, so you can only imagine the immeasurable impact that Covid-19 has had in countries where basic sanitation and access to education is far from universal. This year, more than ever, every shoebox counts.”  


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