Shoeboxes donated are passed on to New Hope families fighting addiction
Layton Kelly (New Hope Manager) with Jason Tyrrell (New Hope support worker) and Phil Hartin (Serve Youth) with the shoeboxes

Shoeboxes donated are passed on to New Hope families fighting addiction

HUNDREDS of shoeboxes were generously donated by a charity in Northern Ireland to New Hope Residential Centre that will be given to families and people in addiction in Tallaght and across Dublin.

The shoeboxes were donated by Northern Ireland charity Serve Youth, who in collaboration with New Hope Residential Centre will distribute them to people in need this Christmas as part of an annual appeal.

New Hope Residential Centre, based in Kiltalown, is a Christian charity for men who are trying to overcome a life of addiction.

“Serve Youth run an appeal and encourage young people to give to charity and run a campaign in Northern Ireland to do the shoeboxes,” said Kirsteen from New Hope.

“They are filled with gifts, toiletries and maybe some sweets, and they do it for different ages from children to adults and this year they received hundreds.

“We will give them out to different families and people through services in Tallaght. Because we do the food hampers, we would have quite a lot of connections in the Tallaght community and will distribute the boxes to families who may be disadvantaged or struggling.”

In their post online, New Hope thanked Serve Youth as well as the people of Northern Ireland who contributed to the appeal.

“We are absolutely blown away by the kindness and generosity of the people in Northern Ireland,” they said.

“Thank you to Phil and the amazing team at Serve Youth who have organised this again. We are honoured and blessed to partner with you again this year.”

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