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Saturday 19 January 2019

Pupils do their bit to help those who are homeless

Students of St Joseph’s Glenealy wth their collection of items to help make special packs to help the homeless clients of the No Bucks Café
Students of St Joseph’s Glenealy wth their collection of items to help make special packs to help the homeless clients of the No Bucks Café

Myles Buchanan

Pupils of St Joseph's NS in Glenealy did their best over Christmas to bring a bit of comfort to warmth to the growing numbers of homeless people with no option but to sleep rough on the street.

Fifth and sixth class pupils, along with their teacher Ms Emily Mulhall and school secretary Ann Hogan, contacted local woman Deirdre O'Sullivan, who happens to volunteer with the No Bucks Mobile Café. The mobile café is run by Tiglin and offers catering for the needs of the homeless and those experiencing addiction related issues.

The outreach bus is an out of hours service that operates in Dublin city. Currently the service focuses on the emergency needs of individuals, providing food, hot drinks and emergency clothing. On a busy night the cafe can provide over 100 hot drinks, food and clothing packs.

The Glenealy pupils set about collecting items such as hats, scarves, gloves, mini toiletries, chocolate and other items for dignity packs destined for the homeless. A volunteer from Tiglin up to the school to collect the dignity packs, which generally contain essential hygiene items, small treats and small items of clothing for those less fortunate.

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