The weather is getting colder and more unpredictable and it always makes me feel lucky, lucky i have my creature comforts. The numbers of people with no home, or no secure home or living in b&b’s is frightening. Each and every one of us can make a difference, no matter how small it is, it is still appreciated and valuable.
The last few years I have been putting together donations of winter woolies and toiletries for those who don’t have the same luxuries as I do. And I would love your help. I will be collecting from the raffle table at the CRAFT FESTIVAL on November 11th in the royal marine hotel dunlaoghaire and also the GIFT FAIR on November 25th also in same venue.
All I’m doing is providing an outlet which is convenient for you to drop off items and I can deliver them into the relevant places. (previously “a lending hand soup run” and merchants quay) Taking any hassle out of it for you. Plus you get to do some shopping at the Craft Festival and Gift Fair at the same time, knowing you did your bit to help out.
I know I appreciate your help and I can guarantee the people who need the stuff appreciate it too. I know it makes me feel good to be able to help and I can guarantee you will feel good too.
Items that can be dropped in to me are
*Socks and Gloves
*Scarves and Hats
*toiletries -roll on deodorant, sanitary towels, tampons, toothbrush and paste, wet wipes, shampoo etc
*jumpers / coats
*single sachet soups and coffee
*granola bars/dried fruit
Please do not donate any other clothing items as they will be left, relevant charity shops can accept these and pass them on appropriately.
I will be at the raffle table inside the door of the Craft Festival in the royal marine Hotel in Dunlaoghaire on Sunday the 11th of November and also Sunday the 25th of November at the Gift Fair. Doors open from 10am to 5pm and Admission Is FREE. The raffle on the day also goes to helping homeless people and prizes are given throughout the day as a lucky dip challenge. Many of our stand holders have already donated items, and along with some horrendous boobie prizes from my self you will hopefully walk away with something.
This is a FREE family event where all your Christmas shopping can be done in a day. We hand pick high quality businesses and Crafts people to provide you with unique and practical gifts. You are sure to find something you want at this event as there are over 50 different stands to choose from.
Thank you in advance and hope to see you at one of these events.