20 November 2017

Shoebox Appeal

Dear parents,

We are the student council and one of our jobs is to choose a charity to work with this year.

Last Friday, we met with Maria Roche and she talked to us about homelessness. She works for a charity called Inner City Helping Homeless and this year they are running a shoebox appeal.

She asked us to wrap and fill a shoebox with items such as shampoo and soap, deodorant and warm clothes. We discussed this and agreed to support the charity.

We are asking children in the school to bring in a shoebox on 8th December with some of these items. We will use the boxes to build a Christmas tree and then give the boxes to the charity.

The student council spoke to children in school at a special assembly today to give them more details.

This is voluntary and we hope that people would like to support this appeal. If you choose to support the charity, we would ask that you fill one shoebox per family only and bring it to school on the 8th.


Thank you,


The Student Council

Luca, Keva, Finn, Mia, Mathilde

There are currently 8,374 people homeless in Ireland today including 3,124 children.

As Christmas is approaching we at Inner City Helping Homeless are launching an initiative to collect essential items for those who find themselves homeless this Christmas.

We would like parents to consider getting their family involved to make up a Shoebox containing some of these items for the appeal. We are hoping to get one donation per family.   ICHH will make sure that all donations received will be given as presents to Dublin’s homeless community this Christmas, not only rough sleepers but families in emergency accommodation, hostels and refuge centres.

We will be collecting the shoeboxes on December 8th at 8.30am, 1.10pm and 2.10pm at the outdoor classroom. Your support would be very much appreciated


Yours sincerely

Maria Roche

Volunteer at Inner City Helping Homeless