CABALLS have joined forces with St Vincent de Paul to help ensure every child in the area gets a toy they want from Santa this Christmas.
The annual appeal has been a tremendous success in the past and it’s hoped the people of Tralee and beyond show their seasonal spirit of generosity again by contributing.
Anyone who comes into the shop on Bridge Street can buy a special voucher for whatever value they wish, with that amount going towards St Vincent de Paul to help them to get gifts for Kerry children at Christmas.
St Vincent de Paul will have a wish list from children and they try to get each of them a gift they want from the money collected.
“Every year we do this with Caballs,” said Helen Locke from St Vincent de Paul. “The reaction we get is amazing. The amount of toys we can get children for Christmas as a result is great. Some families would be in tears when we hand over the presents. It’s so good that we can help so many people,” said Helen.
Ann Laide of Caballs Toymaster said she’s always amazed at the great work St Vincent de Paul do for people in the town and is delighted to get involved every year.
“Caballs are delighted to be able help St Vincent de Paul collect money for children at Christmas. For the last three years of the appeal, every child has received something they wanted from Santa on Christmas morning,” she said.
It’s a fantastic appeal so get involved, if you can, this year by calling into the shop. It could make a child’s Christmas.