Team Hope is a Christian Aid Charity, who take up residence here in Clongriffin Town, to conduct their Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.
Every Year Gannon Homes provide fee serviced accommodation to Team Hope, and Clongriffin Town becomes the location where all the Christmas Shoe boxes are filled with toys & treats, before being shipped to residents of faraway towns around the world, so that many grateful children can enjoy a happy Christmas, from the hard work and generosity that takes place here in Clongriffin Town every Christmas.
Christmas Shoebox gifts are delivered right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.
It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement – It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox.
The team of fantastic volunteers work hard to check that all Christmas Shoeboxes, they seal them and send them on their way by truck or shipping container. Then international partners will deliver the shoebox right into a child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres, mountain villages and family homes.