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Shoebox cheer for refugee children

Families, schools, community groups and businesses across County Clare are being asked to get involved in this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal campaign, with the aim to reach a target of 200,000 shoeboxes. Speaking at the launch, Niall Barry, Team Hope executive director, said, “Poverty and need is on the increase every year in the countries we visit and we see at first-hand that our Christmas shoeboxes help bring joy, laughter and hope to children living on the margins of society, victims of war, disease or poverty.” To get involved, simply fill a shoebox with gifts for a child, and bring it to any of the drop-off points in the county before Tuesday, November 10. Suggestions for what can be put in the shoeboxes include pens, pencils, colouring books, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, a small item of clothing and a treat. In the receiving country, Team Hope’s network of partners delivers the shoebox gifts right into a child’s hands,­ in hospitals, schools, …

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Journey of Hope begins

Over 4,500 Team Hope Christmas shoeboxes, filled with gifts for needy children in Ukraine, will be leaving Ennis this evening (Tuesday). Over the past three weeks schools, businesses, factories and individuals throughout the county have put together the shoeboxes which were packaged at Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis. “We have packed all these boxes into cartons to be loaded onto a lorry this evening. There will be 489 cartons to put onto the lorry, which are filled with 4,561 shoeboxes to get to needy children in Ukraine before Christmas,” said Margaret Angland, Clare coordinator for Team Hope.

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