Team Hope Christmas shoebox appeal


PPC students are supporting an annual appeal to provide presents to children in need.

Christmas shoebox appeal

About the appeal

The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign where thousands of people across Ireland donate shoeboxes filled with gifts for children affected by poverty in Africa and Eastern Europe. It is an opportunity to share a little happiness and excitement with children who live in circumstances where this can often be in short supply.

Adapting to Covid-19

Due to the effects of Covid-19, it is not possible to send gift-filled Christmas shoeboxes from Ireland. However, donating funding for shoeboxes online will allow Team Hope’s network of partners in distribution countries to purchase items for shoeboxes locally. These shoeboxes will be delivered to children aged 2-14 years in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes.

A €20 donation for a Christmas shoebox covers the purchase of shoebox contents, based on the 4W’s – items to Wash, Write, Wear and Wow. This donation also goes towards the cost of making the whole Shoebox Appeal programme happen, including promotion, transport and delivering of your box to each child. If there are any surplus funds, they are used for on-going development work with children, their families and communities.

How to donate

All donations no matter how small are welcome, whether sharing the cost of a shoebox between friends or donating the full cost.Donations are processed securely and go directly to Team Hope.

Further information

Details of the appeal alongside Team Hope’s annual audited accounts can be found on their website: