Shoebox Drop off Dates at Loughgiel Club
Don't forget Loughgiel Shamrocks are taking part in Saffron Aid, please support those who have very little this Christmas
Monday 12th December 6.00 - 8.00pm
If this date dosent suit shoeboxes can be dropped off with Club PRO Roisin McFadden at anytime
You may choice to make shoe boxes specifically for those who are homeless (DePaul) or families in need (SVP).
We ask that boxes are identified and categorised accordingly which will assist with distribution.
As regards children you are asked to note that all gifts for children should not be wrapped.
We have been advised by St Vincent DePaul that there is a particular need for gifts for teenage boys and we ask that you encourage your members to give consideration to this. DePaul have referenced sleeping bags as an item that they are in always in need of.
It is suggested that families are encouraged to donate one shoe box (which should be clearly marked as being for a man/woman/family in need/DePaul/SVP) or a child's unwrapped gift per household.
Alternatively, your club could organise on a team by team basis seeking donations from local businesses with a view to the shoe boxes being made up by the respective teams within your club or a combination of both.
The closing date for receipt of donations to all clubs is 14 December 2016.
St Vincent DePaul will collect the boxes, toys from your club!
At this time of year, when we are turning our thoughts to our families and especially our children, we ask that all Antrim Gaels spare a thought for those in our community's who are less fortunate and give full support to this charitable initiative.
THIS IS REALLY EASY…
GET A SHOEBOX
NEXT TIME YOU’RE OUT SHOPPING PICK UP A FEW BITS AND PIECES (see list of suitable items below)
PUT THEM IN THE SHOEBOX
WRAP THE SHOEBOX
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT CLEAR ON THE FRONT IF THE ITEMS ARE SUITABLE FOR A MAN OR A WOMAN.
Suitable items for the shoeboxes
Shower Gel, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Mouthwash, Lip Balm, Sanitary Products, Flannels, Combs, Hairbrushes, Hand Cream, Deodorant Spray/Roll On, Chocolate, Hot Chocolate Sachets, Notepad and Pen/Pencils, Torches, Batteries, Mobile Phone Chargers, Travel First Aid Kits, Socks, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Small Towels, Earplugs, and Eyemasks.