Over 70 Dealz stores to act as drop-off locations for shoebox donations

Team Hope is aiming to send 200,000 gift filled shoeboxes to children facing poverty in 13 countries across Eastern Europe and Africa this year

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Discount retailer, Dealz is once again supporting Team Hope as a retail partner for its annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Together Team Hope and Dealz are calling on friends, family, schools and communities to donate gift-filled shoeboxes to children affected by poverty across Eastern Europe and Africa.

The themes for this year’s appeal is #MakeAChildSmile and is #EveryShoeboxCounts. The appeal aims to encourage people to think about the single impact, joy and smiles that a shoebox brings every child who receives it.

The partnership is now in its fifth year and will see over 70 Dealz stores across the country act as drop-off location for shoebox donations. In 2020, Dealz colleagues and customers helped raise an incredible €11,464.

This year, Team Hope is aiming to send 200,000 gift filled shoeboxes to children facing poverty in 13 countries across Eastern Europe and Africa.

The 2022 appeal has already got off to a flying start with international rugby player, Devin Toner showing his support to the campaign. Devin picked up some great products at his local Dealz store and along with his son, packed up an amazing shoebox filled with essentials and goodies.

Dealz country manager, Sharon Sheridan said the discount retailer had no hesitation in once again supporting the appeal and is proud to be supporting such a worthy cause.

“Team Hope does such amazing work throughout Eastern Europe and Africa all year roundm” she said. “The Shoebox Appeal is such a powerful force for good as it helps children living in poverty experience the joy of Christmas in a loving, inclusive and dignified manner.

“We are only too glad to accept the shoeboxes in Dealz stores for collection by Team Hope and we encourage everyone to get involved.”

“It has never been easier to build a shoebox,” said Team Hope’s CEO, Peter Heaney. All you have to do is find an empty shoebox, wrap it in Christmas paper and fill it with gifts for a boy or girl aged between 2 and 14, give online or attach a €4 donation and bring it to a local drop off point before the deadline of Tuesday, 8 November – or you can build-a-box online by donating at www.teamhope.ie.”

Team Hope’s aim in 2022 is to deliver as many shoeboxes as possible to children in Romania, Transnistria (Moldova), Ukraine, Kosova, Albania, Burundi, Democratic Republic Congo, Lesotho, eSwatini (Swaziland), Malawi, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Rwanda as every shoebox counts.

 

 

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