Helping hand reaches out to Waterford
An organisation that has been delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to disadvantaged families in Dublin has extended its operations to Waterford.
The not-for-profit ‘Good Grub’ (volunteers pictured above) has raised more than €250,000 for the benefit of DEIS students while their schools are closed.
It has now re-set its fundraising target to €500,000 and is delivering to disadvantaged communities around Ireland, including Waterford.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), meanwhile, has launched an urgent fundraising appeal as it expects calls for help to escalate.
Last year SVP helped more than 160,000 people and families and it had expected that figure to rise by about 10% this year.
But SVP now believes that figure will be greatly exceeded as people lose their jobs or have their incomes cut.
With the SVP income drastically reduced by the closure of its 234 shops and the cancellation of church-gate and shopping centre collections, it is now making an urgent appeal for funds.
Donations can be made through www.svp.ie by calling 1818 176 176 or by post to Society of St Vincent de Paul, National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, FREEPOST, FDN5235, Dublin 1. DO1WV38.