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KFM launches Christmas shoebox and toy appeal in aid of Peter McVerry Trust
KFM Radio in Kildare is running its Christmas shoebox and toy appeal in aid of Peter McVerry Trust again in 2017.
In 2016, Kfm Radio Kildare listeners donated over 1,000 boxes to the station’s Christmas shoebox appeal. All Kildare libraries are accepting donations on behalf of Kfm until 19 December.
How to donate
Here are some ideas for the shoe-boxes:
Something to keep warm – hat, scarf, gloves, socks.
Toiletries such as deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, wipes, hand sanitiser, hand cream, lip balm, shower gel, shampoo, nail polish, hairbands.
Treats such as sweets, chocolate etc.
Mark it for boy/girl, including age, if the box is for a child, or man/woman for adults.
Toys must be new.
Ciara Plunkett, who is KFM’s news editor and presenter of Kildare Focus, explains more about the appeal in this video.
Peter McVerry Trust services in Kildare
In 2017, Peter McVerry Trust housed 64 people in emergency accommodation in Newbridge.
We had 16 “step downs” moving from emergency accommodation to a more independent form of supported accommodation, while a total of 19 people moved on to housing.
We also have a freephone service in Kildare for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness on 1800 804 307. The Out of Hours Information and Advice Service for County Kildare is run by Peter McVerry Trust on behalf of Kildare County Council, and operates outside of Kildare County Council’s office hours and at weekends. We have accommodated 52 of these callers – 27 of were families with young children.
Learn more about the work of Peter McVerry Trust in Kildare here.