So far, 1,633 schools have signed up to take part this year in Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. 161 of these schools are in Cork. Of the 264,636 shoeboxes sent last year, 25,729 were collected in Cork. They travelled to children in Ukraine, Malawi, and Kosovo.
So far this year, Roscommon has the highest percentage of participating schools of any county, with over 60% of schools signed up.
35% of schools in Ireland signed up to take part in 2017.