Over one hundred and fifty Christmas shoeboxes have been collected for impoverished children abroad by students at University of Limerick.
The University of Limerick Mature Students Society and the 4th year International Business Students Outreach Programme have been collecting the donations since the beginning of last month.
The students ran the appeal on behalf of developmental aid charity Team Hope Ireland.
The charity ships the boxes “directly into the hands of a needy boy or girl in Africa or Eastern Europe.”
Team Hope Ireland advises people to include a small selection gifts which the children can use to wash, wear and to write. An additional item to “wow” the child is also suggested.
“It’s a lovely way to give to war and poverty-stricken kids at Christmas,” said Claire Cahill, an international business student.
Limerick Institute of Technology also ran a drive collecting boxes for the charity.
The LIT Charity Committee said, “It was wonderful to have additional donations made here to the LIT collection. May it continue to help those who are in greatest need in our world.”
Team Hope Ireland has extended the deadline to drop off a shoebox to Tuesday the 17th of November.
It has over 400 drop off points located all over Ireland.