Trócaire’s thanking local people who between them helped provide for 350 families in the developing world.
This was done through their support of the 2019 Gifts of Love Christmas campaign.
Almost €7,000 came from those in Kilkenny, assisting 250 families, with a further €3,000 from Carlow helping a further 100.
Monies were used to provide clean water, essential tools, livestock & help with education.
This year the development agency has two new items aimed at helping with the response to the Covid-19 crisis. The quarantine care kit will provide families in quarantine or self-isolation with all the supplies they need for two weeks while a crisis resilience kit will supply essential items including shelter, blankets & solar lamps to help many survive multiple crises this Christmas.
The campaign has seen almost 1,000,000 gifts sold across Ireland since 2000 with €38,000,000 raised for the long-term work supporting families affected by the causes of poverty.
There are 17 gifts to choose from, including chicks, beehives and solar lamps, ranging from €5 to €1,000. For more see here