As we approach the Season of Advent, Trocaire want you to know that now more than ever your support is invaluable to us and the work we do with the world’s most vulnerable people.
As you know Christmas is a busy time for Trócaire and we have recently launched our Christmas Gift of Love, With Trócaire Christmas Gifts of Love, together we can help people improve their lives, escape poverty and look forward to a brighter future.
There are 17 Gifts to choose from this year, ranging from the Gift of Soap for just £5, Solar Lamps for £10, the new Quarantine Care kit for £125, right up to £1,000 for the Gift of Fix a Well to ensure clean water for a whole community.
This year more than ever with the pandemic, we do realise that something as simple as soap can save a life. In war-torn South Sudan, people living in overcrowded refugee camps are at risk from the spread of deadly diseases like cholera at the best of times.
The Gift of school lunches in Somalia can be the difference between a child receiving an education or spending their days on the move with their family in search of food. Just £15 the Gift of School Lunches will give four children a hot lunch every school day for a month. For these children being able to go to school is vital if they are to have any hope for a better future.
Imagine that two weeks of Covid-19 quarantine meant food would run out, and you’d be cut off from friends, family, and the outside world. This is the tragic reality for loving families in Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries. For £125 you can support these families with essential supplies.
Many of you are already familiar with Trócaire Gifts but for those of you who aren’t, here is how they work. Let’s say that rather than buy my niece yet another bottle of perfume this year, I decide to buy her some seeds and tools! She is not a fan of gardening so she wouldn’t thank me for those seeds and tools but there are many families around the world who are struggling to put food on the table for their children so this Gift for them will be life-saving. My niece will get a lovely card explaining that I have bought the gift on her behalf while a family in one of our communities in Africa will get fruit and vegetable seeds to plant and the tools they need like spades, hoes and wheelbarrows to ensure that they are able to grow the food they need! And because all of the Trócaire Gifts are sourced in country, local businesses will also benefit!
The Gifts will be available to buy online at Christmas Gifts of Love and are also available by phoning 800 912 1200
For those of you who are struggling to find the right gift because of shopping restrictions... then please do consider buying a Trócaire Gift because they really do make a life-changing difference to the families overseas who receive them!