#SaffronAid – St Vincent DePaul and De Paul – Instructions for club members
Club Members Sinéad Steele & Roisin O’Hare are Co-Ordinators for #SaffronAid throughout the County in conjunction with our charitable partners St Vincent DePaul and De Paul the homeless charity.
It is therefore doubly important that our club gets behind this very important charitable initiative.
The Club House will be available to be a collection point for receipt of shoes boxes for men and woman containing a variety of items from the list below which is not exhaustive and creativity is encouraged as regards contents.
You may choice to make shoe boxes specifically for those who are homeless (DePaul) or families in need (SVP).
We ask that boxes are identified and categorised accordingly which will assist with distribution.
As regards children you are asked to note that all gifts for children should not be wrapped.
We have been advised by St Vincent DePaul that there is a particular need for gifts for teenage boys and we ask that you encourage your members to give consideration to this. DePaul have referenced sleeping bags as an item that they are in always in need of.
It is suggested that families are encouraged to donate one shoe box (which should be clearly marked as being for a man/woman/family in need/DePaul/SVP) or a child’s unwrapped gift per household.
Alternatively, we could organise on a team by team basis seeking donations from local businesses with a view to the shoe boxes being made up by the respective teams within the club or a combination of both.
Make sure you take pictures or videos of your family preparing the Shoe Boxes etc as we have been asked to send them into the County PRO.
The closing date for receipt of donations to thr is 14 December 2016.
Sinéad & Roisin will notify of any specific dates when they will be at the Club to receive donations shortly to give you a chance to get giving groove on!!
We are asking that all members of club give full support to this charitable initiative.
THIS IS REALLY EASY…
GET A SHOEBOX
NEXT TIME YOU’RE OUT SHOPPING PICK UP A FEW BITS AND PIECES (see list of suitable items below)
PUT THEM IN THE SHOEBOX
WRAP THE SHOEBOX
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT CLEAR ON THE FRONT IF THE ITEMS ARE SUITABLE FOR A MAN OR A WOMAN SVP or DePaul.
Suitable items for the shoeboxes
Shower Gel, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Mouthwash, Lip Balm, Sanitary Products, Flannels, Combs, Hairbrushes, Hand Cream, Deodorant Spray/Roll On, Chocolate, Hot Chocolate Sachets, Notepad and Pen/Pencils, Torches, Batteries, Mobile Phone Chargers, Travel First Aid Kits, Socks, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Small Towels, Earplugs, and Eyemasks.