Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

Presentation Castleisland Students’ Council members from left: Clodagh Swanser, Orla O’Donoghue and Alex Sheehan with their collection of seasonal gifts which will be included in St. Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers for needy families.
Presentation Castleisland Students’ Council members with Principal Pierce Dargan, and local St. Vincent de Paul Society members, Breda Geaney and Helen Prendiville at the handing over of the school’s Christmas food appeal collection on Friday.

After last year’s phenomenal response, Presentation Castleisland teamed up again this year with their Church Street neighbours the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to support their Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021.

This year demand will be higher than ever for their Christmas food hampers because of rising food and other domestic costs as well as the affect of the pandemic.

A Week-long Campaign

“The students’ council ran the week-long campaign to collect items such as chocolates, biscuits, soft drinks and selection boxes to brighten up Christmas for members of the wider Castleisland community.

“The school community certainly rose to the challenge again this year” said teacher Annette Leen who coordinated the appeal.

Amazed at the Collection

“SVP members Breda Geaney and Helen Prendiville visited the school and were amazed by the amount of items that had been collected.

“The donations will be distributed in SVP hampers in the local area in the next few weeks,” said Ms. Leen.

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