Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2018

Many vulnerable children all over the world do not receive Christmas gifts. The shoebox appeal gives gifts to these children. For many of these children it is the first gift they will ever receive. St. Colman’s N.S. had taken part in this appeal over the past few years. All you have to do is fill a shoebox and return to school. These shoeboxes will then be sent all over the world.

How to fill:

1. Grab a Shoe box  Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper.
2. Label box for either a girl or boy and for what age group 2 – 4 years, 4 – 9 years or 10 – 14 years – leaflets will be sent home next week.
3. Fill the box  Be creative: 4 W’s – WRITE – pencils, crayons, colouring books, copies WASH  toothbrush, toothpaste, soap (wrapped), facecloth, comb WEAR hat, scarf gloves, socks WOW yo-yo, skipping rope, doll, ball, teddy, small musical instrument, sweets (in date until 03/2019) 

What not to include: Liquids (shampoo, bubbles, drinks), chocolate, sharp objects, scary things war related, masks), breakables, medicines, large clothing items, battery operated toys.

4. Close the box  Include €4 in your leaflet envelope either on top of the gifts or taped to the inside of the lid – this helps with shipment and for all this to happen. Put an elastic band around the lid – please don’t seal with tape as contents need to be checked to comply with regulations.
5. Drop it off  to school
 Closing date: Thursday 8th November