- Georgina Lawless
ToyHampers.ie Make Christmas magical for the kids!
In the spirit of Christmas, ToyHampers.ie launched a campaign on December 4th, to find worthy causes they could deliver 20 toy hampers to.
After almost 200 nominations, that nominated lots of individuals, families and charities, the team divided the toy hampers between 13 causes
While the decision was extremely hard to make for the team, they chose the recipients based on nominations and of course, considered, the charities who tirelessly work with children
They were delighted to have delivered toy hampers to organisations such as Laura Lynn, who provide palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families
One nominee explained their service with a heartfelt message because she felt ‘’there are so many little superheroes & their families there who deserve it””
Another worthy recipient of some Toy Hampers, was The Ronald McDonald House who provide Accommodation and Support for Families of Seriously ill Children, nominated by their Operations Manager Joe:
‘’ Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed’’
Other winners included:
· Hand-in-Hand – Family support services for children with cancer - Galway
· ADAPT - Domestic Abuse Services – Limerick
· Saoirse – Women’s refuge – Dublin
· Arklow Community Action Resource Centre -Wicklow
And various families were also chosen, including a young brother and sister who recently lost their dad, families with financial difficulties and another family struggling with health problems.
CEO Derek Quinn explained why this donation campaign was so important to him;
‘’Toyhampers.ie is a new business and while business is important, there are much more important things in life, especially around this time of year. We wanted to give toys to those in need, who perhaps couldn’t afford toys or deserved some good fortune’’