Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2012

Last December, 3,647 Christmas shoeboxes left Nenagh and were delivered to the children of Armenia. For these children this was the only Christmas present they received;  a shoebox filled with warm clothing, school supplies   washing accessories and toys. 2012 will be our twelvth year organizing this project in North Tipperary. In these 12 years almost 43,000 Christmas shoe boxes has been sent to needy children of all religious denominations, race and ethic backgrounds.
Our warehouse will open in the coming weeks and is located in Kenynon Street car park. All boxes have to be in by Nov 14th. All completed shoeboxes are checked prior to despatch and as always some are found to be lacking. These boxes are termed sad boxes.
We try to bring all boxes to a balance of gifts. Therefore we need fillers for these sad boxes.
Fillers include the following
Copy books, notebooks.
Pencils, topper, rubber
Colours, paints & Crayons
Soap/ toothpaste & brushes
Caps, gloves and scarfs
If you can help supply us with any of the above we would be delighted.
Please phone Joannes 086 2606983 with your contribution.
  All completed boxes must be dropped off to any of these drop off  points;
Tescos, Specsavers, Spec savers &Hoares in Nenagh, Mulallys in Roscrea, Farm
shop  & Borris Auto Parts in Borrisokane TGs in Ballina and Whelans in
If schools or business need boxes to be collected from them, please call
John 087 2222630
There is involvement for everyone at all levels. We look forward to meeting
up with last volunteers and adding to the great team we had
We guarantee great fun and a huge sense of satisfaction as we see our North
Tipperary area shoe boxes head off to eastern Europe, sharing with Children
the true meaning of Christmas.

This little girl was in hospital in Timisoara, Romania. She was so happy to get her shoebox and loved hugging the teddy.    Her mum was with her and the little girl excitedly showed her mum each item in the shoebox.  She couldn’t believe her eyes when she found three pairs of pink underpants which were still on the hangar and she was so excited as she pointed her age (7) to me on the hangar!  What a present! The pants are on the top of the shoebox in the photo.

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