Unwanted Christmas gifts are again being accepted at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin, to be redistributed to poor people and families in the coming months.
The gifts can be left at the crib in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Marlborough Street from now until January 6th.
will be taken into storage by Crosscare – the social care agency of the
Dublin Diocese – which will distribute them as gifts to those in their
homeless and residential projects for Christmas 2013.
the response to the appeal was so generous, Crosscare was able to store
hundreds of gifts for this Christmas and had as many left over to
distribute in their Blanchardstown shop, raising funds which were used
throughout 2012,” said Fr Damian O’Reilly, administrator at the Pro
He said staff were always taken aback by the generosity
of people. “What started off as a simple appeal five years ago has
grown into a really significant effort.”
He said this was a way to support those most in need in a relatively inexpensive way.