The Christmas shoe box appeal is an annual campaign where thousands of individuals in Ireland and across the world donate shoe boxes filled with gifts to be distributed to children affected by poverty in Africa or Eastern Europe. It is an opportunity to share a little joy and excitement with children who live in circumstances where these can sometimes be in short supply. Read some stories at

This year due to covid-19 restrictions the Christmas shoe box has gone online. Every €20 donated will allow Team hope partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to purchase items for shoebox’s locally which will be packaged and delivered to children directly.

Make your own virtual box with your child by visiting: Religion classes have been colouring and creating online boxes over the last number of weeks.

Well done girls!