Team Hope ShoeBox Appeal Thank You

As we approach the festive season of Christmas, it is a source of great joy and hope for the future that the families of St Francis NS continue to take the Christmas message of goodwill very much to heart. Our Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal on behalf of the Irish Christian Development Aid Charity, Team Hope, has been another resounding success thanks to the generosity of all our pupils and their families. The positive response from the St Francis NS community has meant that 220 shoeboxes were stacked, counted and collected from the school today. Particular thanks to Kimberly, Andrew C, Beth C and Ryan Mc who each brought in several shoeboxes.

These beautifully wrapped, generous gifts from the St Francis NS community will soon be making their way to Kosova, in the former Soviet Union. We have been informed by Team Hope that our shoeboxes will go to street children, orphans, children in hospital, poor families, victims of war or other needy situations in Kosova.

Before the Team Hope volunteers arrived to collect our shoeboxes, everyone brought their gifts outside for a group photo in front of the school, and pupils from 6th class helped stack them all up against the wall and count them.

This outpouring of goodness from the pupils and families (including lots of grandparents!) of St Francis NS is always touching.
Thank you to everybody who supported the appeal.

For more information on our appeal click here.