Last December, 5649 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. 2009 will be our ninth year organizing this project in North Tipperary. In these 9 years almost 30,000 Christmas shoe boxes has been sent to needy children of all religious denominations, race and ethic backgrounds. Having being personally involved in all our years of warehousing and checking, I (Joannes) with all our team of volunteers guarantee that no religious items or literature is added to any shoe box.
Our warehouse will open in the coming weeks and is located in Stereame
shopping Centre this year. 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 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 Killaloe.
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.