The spirit of Christmas has certainly begun at Castleisland Community College.
An incredible 202 Shoe Boxes full of clothes, goodies and toys were collected this year.
The Castleisland Probus group donated 12 of these. A €4 top-up was contributed for each box which made a grand total of €808.
School Community Involved
“The Shoe Box appeal involves all members of the school community,” said teacher Doreen Killington.
“Students were encouraged to recycle clothes and toys that were still in good condition but no longer in use.
“Recycling is seen as a crucial element to the shoe box appeal as it highlights the importance of reducing our carbon footprint.
Credit Due for Effort
“For example: it takes 2,500 litres of water to produce a single T- shirt!
“Transition year students were instrumental in wrapping up the Shoe Boxes and making up individual boxes from both old and new items. Their efforts and the end product are a credit to them,” said Ms. Killington.
To find out more about The Hope Foundation and its work simply click on the link here: https://www.hopefoundation.ie
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