TEAM HOPE – shoe box appeal

Wednesday February 15th 2017


Last summer Michaela Foundation partnered with the TEAM HOPE shoe box appeal.

TEAM HOPE is an Irish, Christian development aid charity, working with children, and through them, into their families and communities mainly across Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa.

Through your incredible generosity, we’re thrilled to say the partnership was a huge success. Together you created a combined total of over 540 shoe boxes throughout our 19 Girls’ Summer Camps in Ireland! Team Hope distributed your shoe boxes to vulnerable children in developing countries, many of whom had never received a present before. See link for impact stories Click here to watch now!

With your help and support we would like to continue this special partnership in 2017 – here’s how you can #GetInvolved; please bring to Camp an item(s) from home that has been pre-loved, but in good condition. Note, it is not necessary to buy a new shop bought item unless you have a special wish to do so. Only bring to Camp items from home which are surplus to you, but may make a big difference to the disadvantaged children TEAM HOPE work with. Lastly, please only bring to Camp items which are in good enough condition, which you yourself would like to receive.

ITEMS – The four W’s – Write/Wash/Wear/Wow:


  • TO WRITE – Items for school – pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.
  • TO WASH – Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.
  • TO WEAR – Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear
  • WOW! – A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, 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.


Campettes’ will use the ‘Four W’s Drop Off Station’ to store their items safely at Camp before they build their box(s) later in the week. Lastly, we encourage Campettes to write a short paragraph for inclusion, so the recipient can read and learn a little more about the person who sent the shoe box.


Team Hope website

Facebook – Team Hope Ireland

Twitter @TeamHopeIreland #everyboxcounts

Team Hope contact – Theresa Wood, T: 00353 1 294 0222

Michaela Foundation – T: 07703754991