Great generosity was shown in Laois in the run up to Christmas this year as over 5,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts are making their way to Ukraine.
A total of 5,375 shoeboxes have left County Laois on their way to deserving children in Ukraine this Christmas.
The boxes have come from various collections all over the county, they are filled with toys, treats, toiletries and warm clothes like gloves and hats.
Many children in schools around the county contributed to this huge collection as well as adults across different businesses and individuals.
Sincere thanks have been extended to all who contributed in any way to this great achievement – those who filled shoeboxes, those who donated toys, clothing and other items and those who gave cash donations.