Laois donors asked to return their boxes of Trócaire
Trócaire calls on Co Laois supporters to return their Trócaire cards.
The funds will help the millions of people in Zimbabwe who are suffering from the devastating impact of Covid-19 and climate change.
The charity’s biggest fundraising campaign, which ends on Easter Sunday (April 17), has highlighted how thousands of families in Zimbabwe are grappling with the triple challenge of Covid-19, change climate change and a devastated economy. Trócaire’s box features a family – widow Thandekile and her two children – based in Matobo district, southern Zimbabwe, who face enormous daily challenges in their lives.
Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra today thanked the people of Co Laois for their continued support, especially over the past two very difficult years, saying: “We ask the Irish public to ensure that your box Trócaire counts.”
“We are extremely grateful for the generous donations we receive each year from parishes, schools and families in Co Laois. I call on people to return their boxes of Trócaire this weekend so that we can continue to provide vital support to those who rely on our work overseas.
“Please count or estimate what is in your box and donate the equivalent amount online, by phone or by post. Many parishes have their own local arrangements in place for collecting Trócaire boxes, so people can also contact their local parish to see if it is possible to return their box,” Ms de Barra said.
Donated Trócaire boxes or envelopes can be returned to the local school, parish or Trócaire centre: Maynooth, Co. Kildare or 9 Cook Street, Cork (ROI) or Trócaire, 50 King Street, Belfast, BT1 6AD (NI).
Alternatively, people can also go to Trocaire.org or call 1800 408 408.