Appeal for Support for Boys’ National School Clothes and Shoes Collection

Castleisland Boys’ National School pupils from fift and sixth c;asses launching their school’s In Our Shoes’ appeal. From left: Dimitri Zoyopolous, Conor McCarthy, Rahan Jibi and Kyle Quinlan. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Helping with the launch of the Castleisland Boys’ National School ‘In Our Shoes’ appeal were from left: David Geaney, Martin O’Brien, Max McCarthy, Richard Simmons and Aaron Bryn – all in second class. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Organising teachers and their pupils at Scoil Naomh Chárthaigh, or The Boys’ National School are teaming up for a charity drive to collect sports shoes to help their peers in African townships.

Items of interest to the collection includes: all clothing, bags, belts and footwear.

The organisers ask that trainers, sports shoes and football boots are put in separate bags, general shoes can go with the clothing.

No Pillows or Duvets

Please note that the list does not include duvets and pillows.

Drop off dates are on Monday, April 22nd. Tuesday 23rd. and Wednesday 24th from 8.30am to 3pm at the school on College Road, Castleisland.

Teachers and pupils are delighted to be taking part in this year’s ‘Our Shoes’ campaign which sees collections of pre-loved sports shoes sent to children in South African townships.

Our Shoes Charity Shoe Appeal

Their Future, Their Dignity, Our Shoes Charity Shoe Appeal, ships pre-loved shoes from families and schools in Ireland to in-need children in Southern Africa and you can give your shoes a new life.

The charity’s 2024 campaign is now live and you can start donating and you’re urged to dig out those pre-loved shoes from the attic or under the stairs and donate them to township children in need. It’s very simple to get involved.

The mission statement at Our Shoes is to bridge continents through the power of individual acts of kindness.

Opportunities in African Townships

By offering pre-loved shoes new homes you are reignite hope, restoring dignity and opening doors to opportunity in African townships.

You are also empowering children-in-need to walk with dignity, pursue their passions and step confidently towards a brighter future, we create meaningful connections that transcend borders and uplift communities with every step.

For more information on the charity you can Click on the Link:

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