Students from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin have raised €722 for the St Vincent de Paul, writes Kim O’Leary.
The 3rd year pupils organised a Christmas Jumper fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul and they recently presented Joe Moon, president of the St Vincent de Paul Society with a cheque of €722.11 raised in total.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844, and it is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in the country.
During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.
In addition to providing direct assistance to those in need, caring for the homeless, providing social housing, operating holiday homes and other social support activities, the Society promotes community self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves.
Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit , based on the needs of the individual or family seeking help.