Castleblayney was chosen as the collection point for Shoeboxes in south Monaghan through the offices of the Church of Ireland. In total, 1662 shoeboxes were collected across the South Monaghan area with €6,926 being the final lodgement. The organisers were delighted with the response given the difficulties posed by covid.
Christmas Shoeboxes have headed to the Ukraine in Eastern Europe.
Shoebox Appeal aims to bring hope and happiness to the children, who may not otherwise celebrate the significance of Christmas and the holiday season.
On behalf of The Church of Ireland a big thank you to everyone who has donated and to volunteers who have been working hard to check that all the Christmas Shoeboxes meet with customs and safety requirements.
For more information on this worthy cause please visit: www.teamhope.ie