The Redemptorist Christmas hamper appeal has been in operation for 50 years. The aim has been a very simple one: food on every table in Limerick and the surrounding areas at Christmas.
Fr Seamus Enright of the Redemptorists estimates that approximately 300,000 Christmas hampers have been distributed since 1972. Speaking at the launch of this year’s christmas hamper appeal, Fr Enright commented that none of this would have been possible without the extraordinary generosity of the people of limerick and the surrounding areas.
“We are depending on people’s generosity again this year. Christmas 2022 is going to be a particularly challenging one. The demand for hampers has increased by 15% and the cost of the hampers is up 11%. Children go to school hungry in Limerick every morning. People go to bed hungry every night. Older people have to decide between having something to eat and lighting a fire. Please help us to help others at Christmas. Every little helps."
Fr Enright and friends will be collecting downtown on December 17th and at Dunnes in the Jetland Centre on December 23rd.
The Christmas hamper donation centre will be open at the. Redemptorists – Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm.
Donate online at www.redshampers.ie.
Send donations to Fr Seamus Enright at the Redemptorists.
Please make cheques payable to the Redemptorist perpetual help fund.