Dubliners are being asked to help the city’s homeless by passing on their unwanted Christmas Gifts to one of Dublin’s busiest homeless charities.

Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to exchange unwanted Christmas gifts this week – but to donate them to Crosscare who will give them to those most in need, families, young people living on the margins of life in Dublin and the homeless.

Throughout 2019, unwanted gifts that were donated this time last year were distributed to families who spent time in Crosscare’s Family Hub in Drumcondra when they were moving on to new accommodation. It meant that families had some extra luxury items to help decorate their new homes.  Unwanted gifts were also given out throughout the year to men and women in homeless services run by Crosscare who may not receive a birthday gift or treat during the year.

Staff at the Pro Cathedral are available to take in unwanted gifts on the following dates and times. They also ask that people do not bring food or non-perishable items.

St. Stephen’s Day
Mass at 10.30 a.m.
Church opens at 10.00 a.m. and will remain open to receive unwanted gifts until 12 noon

Friday 27 December   
Mass at 10.30am
Church open from 10.00am to 4.00pm 

Saturday 28 December
Mass Times: 10.30am and 6.00pm (Vigil)

Sunday 29 December
The Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph
Mass Times: 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm

Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December
 Mass at 10.30am
Church open from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For more see www.dublindiocese.ie.

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