This year Christmas will be extra special for so many, it will be the time that most will get to reunite and reconnect with family and friends after the long separations due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and restrictions. Once again, this year our homes will be filled with the scent of cinnamon spice and all things nice, we will get to sit around the Christmas trees, open presents, and prepare traditional heart-warming recipe dinners.

Unfortunately, this is not a reality that many families seeking asylum in Ireland and living in the direct provision system. For so many, Christmas will be a cold plate dinner (often served at 1 pm with their lunch) that will be shared with their families in the barely private bedroom spaces in a direct provision center. With a living allowance of only €38.80 a week, even an attempt at a humble Christmas celebration is highly ambitious, these parents are already doing a phenomenal job at keeping things together during the year. Christmas for many in DP is a harsh reminder of all lost and all left behind (in their countries of origin) in the hopes of an opportunity to live freely and safely.

There’s not much that we can do to ease the burden for these families during the festive season, we can only send a message of hope and solidarity, we can only assure them that although times may seem bleak now, it will get better, someone out there is thinking of you and you are loved. Our aim is to send out these modest gift hampers valued at €35 each to at least 500 families living in direct provision.

We greatly appreciate any and all donations. We welcome any corporate sponsorships for the hampers or individual hamper items, OR if you would like to include a specific item unique to your company in the hampers, please reach out to us.

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The campaign will close on the 18th of December 2021.

Thank you for your ongoing support and solidarity.

Hamper Contents – A little something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

• €20 One4all gift card
• 500g Irish Christmas gift cake
• 2 boxes of crackers
• 80g Lindt milk chocolate truffles
• Fox’s favorites – where’s my Elf? (X6 mini packets)
• Cadbury Oreo biscuit selection
• 380g Celebration’s chocolate selection pack
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 1 mo
  • Mary Kirk 
    • €50 
    • 1 mo
  • Richard Torney 
    • €60 
    • 1 mo
  • Fionnuala O’Leary 
    • €30 
    • 1 mo
    • €35 
    • 1 mo
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Every Child Is your Child 
Limerick, Ireland
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