A Dublin Homeless Charity Is Running A “Fill An Xmas Truck” Event – Here's How You Can Help

A time for giving.

The aim of the initiative is to provide a shoebox of gifts to the homeless.

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) in Dublin is organising a “Fill an Xmas Truck” event, aiming to provide those without a home some gifts and hope this year. 

Running on Thursday 12 December in Mountjoy Square Park, the ICHH is currently looking for people to contribute by filling a shoebox with useful or fun products and donating. 

It's simple. Wrap a shoebox, mark it male or female and fill it with the likes of:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Toiletries *No aerosols, perfumes, aftershaves, mouthwash or hand sanitizers
  • Christmas Card
  • Chocolate

If you want to donate a shoebox to a homeless child this Christmas, you can specify on the box that it's for a child (include an age range) and whether it's for a boy or a girl.

Some of the things you can include are:

  • A small toy
  • Book
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Card
  • McDonald's voucher
  • Smyths voucher

The shoeboxes are just one part of what ICHH has planned for 12 December. They'll also be providing a number of services on the day at Mountjoy Square Park from 7am until 7pm.

These will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Pizza/Snacks
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Haircuts
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Music
  • Other surprises on the day

If you want to get involved in this great initiative, it's important to note that the shoeboxes will not be given out on 12 December, but they can be dropped off at various locations around Dublin up until 13 December.

Below is a list of all the locations:

  • The ICHH Warehouse, 144A Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. Opened Monday to Friday 10am-5.30pm
  • The ICHH office, 67 Amiens St. Opened Monday to Friday until 10pm
  • Mattress Mick stores in Pearse Street, Coolock and the Naas Road
  • Ladbrokes Naas, Paceli Road, Naas, Co Kildare
  • Baldoyle Auto Centre, 138 Grange Drive, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13
  • Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, 12th Lock, Newcastle Road, Co Dublin
  • Des Kelly Interiors Branches
  • Eastwall Community Centre, 18-26 Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin 3
  • Near FM, Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Dublin 17
  • NI Trucks: A&B M50 Business Park, Ballymount Avenue, Ballymount, Dublin 12
  • Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, 3 Kish House, Greendale Road, Raheny, Dublin 5
  • Northgate Vehicle Hire, 200A Northwest Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Newpark Sports Centre, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin
  • Kavanaghs Pub, Aughrim Street, Dublin 7
  • An Siol Community Development, 19 Manor Street, Dublin 7
  • The Snuff Box Newsagents, Willow Park Crescent, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

If you have any more questions relating to the “Fill an Xmas Truck” event, you can contact ICHH at [email protected].

Main image by @ninamarker

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