Wicklow Sinn Fein has launched a Wicklow Christmas shoe box appeal for the homeless. Wicklow TD John Brady said he hopes as many people as possible will take the opportunity to contribute if they can:
“While many of us are starting to buy Christmas presents and buying all the trimmings for our festive dinner, it's important to remember that this is a time to give to those who might not be looking forward to the same kind of Christmas. For some people it's the roughest, toughest and coldest time of the year. With almost 9,000 people now homeless including 3,500 children, the Wicklow Sinn Fein team will be doing all we can to help those that need it the most, that’s why we have launched our Shoe Box appeal.
“We are asking the people of Wicklow to do your bit and grab a few things to put in a shoe box for the homeless this Christmas. It couldn't be easier to get your hands on these bits 'n' bobs and to put them in a shoe box and wrap them up and you'll make someone's Christmas.
“Items required include toiletries, chocolates/sweets, warm gloves, hats and scarfs, toothbrush/tooth paste, deodorants, shower gel and shampoo. The items included won't break the bank and will certainly put a smile on the homeless community's face this Christmas.”
Teachta Brady said that he hopes as many people as possible will contribute to the shoe box appeal:
“We have two main drop off points which are the Sinn Fein offices in Bray -1st floor 27 Main Street. Ph: 01 2762623 or Arklow - 18a Upper Main street. Ph: 0402 41853. People can also contact any of our public representatives for further information on how to contribute”. Ends