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SVP Giving Tree

02 December, 2016

This year we have decided to join the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. 

We are going to run two appeals together.

1. The Giving Tree
Tags will be on the “Giving Tree” with a Name & Age or Gender & Age written on each tag (e.g. Girl aged 5-7).   You take a tag from the tree and  purchase a gift for this child.   Once purchased place it unwrapped under the tree.

2. Food Appeal
We ask that you buy some non-perishable goods and place them under the tree.  These goods will then be used to make up hampers for families in need.


You can chose to participate in either one or both of the above appeals the choice is yours.  All goods and gifts will be collected on Tuesday 20th December by Saint Vincent de Paul’s volunteers. We hope that you will join with us helping the less fortunate people have a good Christmas.

• Each tag lists a person and age - a gift should be bought for the person on the tag.
• The value of each gift as a guide is €10.
• SVP 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 they do request that the minimum value for vouchers is €10.

Gift Ideas
Gift ideas for children: Small games, fashion accessories (hair/make up/jewellery), small toys, books, DVD’s/CD’s, educational items, arts and crafts.
Gift ideas for hospital/nursing home patients: Toothbrush/toothpaste, toiletry items: soaps, creams etc., slippers, socks, ties, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, sport items, books.

For health and safety reasons all gifts must be unwrapped.  They cannot accept the following:
• No Soft Toys
• No small pieces that can be swallowed for the 0‐3 age group
• No war figures or gun

We hope our tenants will, once again, support this worthy Appeal and make Christmas magic for children in need.

By donating a gift (toys or food) to the Appeal you can make this Christmas a very special one for a child who might otherwise be without a gift on Christmas morning.

Thanking  you in advance for your generosity again this year.

For more information on how to get involved please visit



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