Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal

'Tis the season to be jolly... In some cases it is, but in some countries it’s just another day without presents.

This year SCC Transition Year will help Team Hope to complete their challenge of gathering shoe boxes, filling them with gifts that have been donated by generous people, wrapping the shoe boxes up and sending them with their love to countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Imagine, you’re a child aged 2 to 14, you have been a victim of war and disease, and when the cold winter is just around the corner, you, like every other year have nothing.

What can you do to help this child? It’s easy! Get a shoebox, wrap it up and fill it with little presents that would put a smile on a child’s face.

When filling your shoe box bear in mind the 4W’s, something to wear (clothes, hat, gloves) something to wash with(toothpaste, toothbrush), something to write with(copybooks, pens) and the WOW factor! It doesn’t matter where the box goes to, in Africa at night it is just as cold. If you are putting toys in, please don’t put any toy guns because most of these children have been victims of war. With donation of four Euros you can help Team Hope deliver these presents as if they were on the back of Santa’s sleigh.

Imagine you’re a child and at Christmas you received a shoebox that was generously made just for you. Your cheeks would hurt from smiling so much, imagine being that child and think about the fact that you could change this child’s life. Merry Christmas!

Jesse Faulkner

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