Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/11/2019. Tags: Parenting
Team Hope is delighted to announce that in celebrating their 10th year, they have today, Thursday, 21 November, counted their two millionth shoebox as part of their annual appeal. The gift-filled shoebox was collected in their Cherrywood distribution centre in South Dublin and will be delivered into the hands of a young girl in Romania in early December.
According to Team Hope CEO, Peter Heaney, the volume of shoeboxes donated this year for children affected by poverty in Africa and Eastern Europe shows the generosity of the Irish public continues with each passing year.“Every shoebox collected is special, but this milestone figure means that if two million shoeboxes were laid out side by side they would stretch from Dublin to Nashville and beyond!”
Team Hope is calling on the philanthropic owner of this special box to come forward as they would like to personally thank the generosity of this individual.
The box was designed for a young girl aged between 5 to 9 years of age and contains a pink flamingo soft toy, burgundy scarf and hat, toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brush, soap and sponge, colouring books and markers and a generous supply of sweets. Team Hope is keeping one memorable item under wraps for the moment as they are hoping the owner of this landmark shoebox will come forward so they can be personally thanked.
Commenting on the charity’s achievement Peter Heaney said: ‘This is a remarkable accomplishment and we would like to thank every single person who created a shoebox this year. Your gift may be the only one a child receives this Christmas and so we’d like to thank you for helping add some excitement and happiness to the lives of children affected by poverty this festive season.’
‘Not only that, but we’d also like to shine a light and thank all the hardworking volunteers and supporters who have continued to make this appeal so impactful. To raise two million shoeboxes in a decade really is testament to the generosity and kindness of the Irish public. Let’s hope we can continue to break records with each passing year and continue to make a difference.’
Although the deadline for donating gift-filled shoeboxes has passed, Team Hope can send readymade boxes to a child in Kenya on your behalf for just €15. To find out more information about Team Hope’s online appeal please visit here
For more information about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal, or if you recognise the items in the two millionth shoebox as yours get in touch with Team Hope on Facebook
, Twitter @TeamHopeIreland
or Instagram @TeamHopeIreland