Help volunteers raise vital funds to support city’s homeless this winter

by Dublin Gazette

A Dublin-based charity are looking to fundraise money to donate ‘bags for life’ to the homeless.

Muslim Sisters of Eire (MOSE) have launched a GoFundMe to raise money for the bags, which they also distributed last year.

In each bag will be a sleeping bag, a fold-up tent, a ‘Survival Sheet’, a blanket, hat, socks, gloves, scarf and a hygiene kit.

The group said: “We received tremendous support for last year’s Bag for Life campaign.

“Generous donations kept the men and women, sleeping rough, warm for many wintry months.

“Once again, as the temperatures drop, we have to look in to our hearts and think of those unfortunate people who have no place to sleep at night and the only shelter they can find is in a doorway or under a bridge.”

MOSE are looking to raise €5,000 for the bags, which they intend to distribute throughout Dublin on Christmas Eve.

However, the group say that they would like to make the Bag for Life project a continuous initiative until the homeless crisis in Dublin is combatted.

MOSE said: “We really need help to fill as many bags as possible. This will be an ongoing project and we need continuous donations until a long-term solution is found for the homelessness crisis.”

The group are looking for both monetary donations, and donations of bags and other items for the initiative.

This is not the first charity initiative from MOSE, which regularly takes part in volunteer soup kitchens outside the GPO on O’Connell Street, to aid in providing food to those who are currently homeless on Dublin’s streets.

They also host regular fundraisers, with the funds raised channeled back into supporting worthy causes across Dublin.

For further information on MOSE and its work, see their Facebook page here.

To donate to the Bag For Life campaign, visit the group’s GoFundMe page.

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