CABALLS Toymaster has joined forces with St Vincent de Paul again this year 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, with a minimum value of €5, with the chosen 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 for Christmas from the money collected.
Treasa Walsh, a volunteer with St Vincent de Paul explained that the appeal has worked wonderfully in the past number of years.
“The vouchers was an idea we came up with because we found people are very kind in donating toys, but we also found that some toys donated were not suitable to the child. We wanted to shop local so we approached Anne with the idea and she said she was more than willing to help out in any way.”
“We take a list from children of toys they want, within a reasonable budget. We would be very grateful for donations, so we can assure every child in Tralee will get a present they want,” said Treasa.
Ann Laide of Caballs Toymaster said; “It’s our honour and pleasure to be able to help – in our own small way – St Vincent de Paul to do some of their great work,” said.
It’s a fantastic appeal so get involved, if you can, this year by calling into the shop on Bridge Street to buy a voucher. It could make a child’s Christmas.