Former Krups factory is new home of Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope has been given shelter for their Christmas Shoebox Appeal at the former Krups factory warehouse in Roxboro.

The Irish development aid charity last week urged the people of Limerick, especially business owners, to help them with their annual shoe box venture.

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual charity event that sends gifts to children in the developing world and to children in war zones and refugee camps.

Nora Collins, from Team Hope, said: “TD Kieran O’Donnell really went above and beyond to secure the premises for us, and CEO of Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership Liam McElligott ended up giving us the space.

We are absolutely thrilled, it is very central for everyone it is right in the city and everyone knows where Krups was. We are just absolutely delighted to get a place.”

Ms Collins urged the people of Limerick to get involved: “It is just a fantastic thing to do, it is a simple thing to do, filling a shoe box with simple little gifts and it just means so much to the kids that get them.

Until the truck comes on Thursday, November 24 to take the boxes, we don’t know where exactly they are going but we do know that we are doing boxes for Africa.”

Opening hours at the old Krups factory warehouse from 10am to 9pm for drop offs from Wednesday, November 9 to November 24.

Volunteers are encouraged to offer help at the warehouse between these dates.

Other drop-off points for the shoeboxes around the city include; the Augustinian Church on O’Connell Street, any of the Mid-West tyre depots in Raheen, the Dock Road and the Parkway Roundabout, Modern Tyres on the Ballysimon Road, the People’s Pharmacy in Moyross, Axa Insurance on O’Connell Street and Newport Motor Factors in Newport.

Team Hope is now appealing to anyone interested in volunteering time to help with the manual handling of loading the trucks on November 24 at the warehouse.

If you would like to help out or get involved contact Nora Collins on (087) 9384583 or email

Read more about Team Hope Shoebox Appeal here.

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