How To Help Those Without Homes As Temperatures Drop

Latest figures from the Department of Housing have shown that there are more than 10,000 people homeless in Ireland for the eighth month in a row. 

Temperatures are set to drop below zero all this week. 

Fresh off the back of the news that Liam Gallagher has partnered with Dublin charity Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) to encourage people to donate warm winter clothing, we decided to keep the ball rolling and show how easy it is to give to those less fortunate, especially as temperatures begin to plummet. 

Inspired by the hugely successful WrapUp campaigns elsewhere, Human Appeal Ireland is asking Irish people to respond to homelessness in a concrete way that will demonstrate caring and solidarity.

They’re setting a target of providing proper, durable warm coats and winter gloves and hats to 300 homeless people this winter.

The group is making a call out to all of those with unused, unwanted or surplus warm clothing to pay it forward and help those in dire need. They're also asking clothing suppliers and shops who may have extra or end of line stock during this festive season that they could consider donating.

Their office – which is based in Dundrum – will be open for coat and warm clothes collection from Monday - Saturday between 10am - 5:30pm.

For those who have nothing to give but are keen to help, the powers-that-be are also looking for partners in other cities in Ireland who can assist in the collection of coats, logistics and distribution.

For those looking for more information or further ways to help, contact Human Appeal Ireland on [email protected] or (01) 291 0006.

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