The TY YSI and the European studies classes are organising ‘team hope shoe box appeal’ for all the students and teachers to participate in. Over the last eighteen years Team Hope has delivered shoebox gifs to over three million children, to some of the remotest and poorest parts of the world. To children who think they’ve been forgotten. It is very simple we fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts and Team Hope will deliver our shoebox right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes. The boxes should include the following Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator. Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb. Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear. A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2018), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.