We're hoping you can help with our Christmas Gift Appeal we are running in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul's Giving Tree.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides help to thousands of families at Christmas which includes gift vouchers for all, toys for children and gifts for older children and adults.
Our plan is to collect presents (value €10) from workplaces in Dublin and deliver them to the charity who will distribute them to children and adults in need this Christmas.
We would really appreciate if you could let the employees in your company know about the appeal and and arrange for them to bring in a gift to work next week.
There are guidelines on the types of gifts to get based on the age and gender of the recipient. Please see attached.
Get in touch with us to let us know you're taking part and we will arrange a day to collect all the gifts at some stage next week or early the following week.
Simple and durable baby books, learning toys with lots of colours and things to do, toy animals, lego, action figures or dolls, books, art supplies (crayons, markers, colouring books etc.)
*Please don’t include soft toys or small pieces that could be swallowed.
*Please do not include any war figures or guns.
Popular toys, books, make-and-do kits, art supplies, t-shirts, scarfs and gloves, accessories, music/sports shop vouchers, sports items
Book/sports/game/music shop vouchers, vouchers for beauty products or hairdressing, beauty sets (make up or aftershave etc.), compilation CD’s, clothes (hats, gloves, scarves, baseball caps), sport themed gifts, cinema ticket vouchers, computer games, accessories (handbags, make-up, purses, scented candles, watches, wallets etc.)
Aftershave, clothes (socks, hats, gloves, scarves, woolly jumpers, slippers etc.), books (sports, current affairs, fiction), electronic gadgets, beauty sets (make up or aftershave etc.), mugs, box of chocolates/ biscuits, photo frames
We Want to Get involved
· Choose a person and age group e.g. ‘Girl aged 4-7 years’ or ‘Adult Male’
· Label the gift so we know who to give it to.
· The value of each gift we would suggest as a guide is €10.
· We would ask that all toys/gifts are new – no second hand toys please.
· You can also give a gift voucher for music/book/sport shops etc. but we do request that the minimum value for vouchers is €10.
For health and safety reasons all gifts must be unwrapped. We cannot accept the following:
· No Soft Toys
· No small pieces that can be swallowed for the 0‐3 age group
· No war figures or guns.
We can only do this with the generosity of organisations and individuals such as yours. Your support and generosity will help many underprivileged families this Christmas.