DIT SVP Christmas Appeal 2010

1st December 2010

DIT SVP Christmas Appeal 2010 Giving tree deadline extended to Thursday the 16th of December

DIT SVP Christmas appeal occurred last week with students and staff raising much needed funds for the St Vincent De Paul Society. Rhiannon Coyne 2nd year business student president of the DIT SVP Society said :

“We worked really hard to try raise and much as possible and get to every college with the help of many of the DIT Societies. Unfortunately due to the adverse weather the number of gift for the giving tree has reduced significantly compared to last year and attendance at some of our events was smaller that usual too”. We would like to thank everyone who got involved and we hope to continue the campaign for the rest of this week."

The DIT SVP society and DIT Societies Office have extended their deadline for the collection of gifts to this Thursday the 16th of December. The DIT Giving Tree campaign will be a vital way of helping disadvantaged people. 

Here is how it works

The Giving Tree (in conjunction with DIT Sports, DIT Chaplaincy Service and DITSU)

  • Students and staff will have the opportunity to buy a present for a child or indeed an adult in these testing times, and drop it off in the Societies Office or any SU Office unwrapped
  • We provide you with gift tags, which are on Christmas trees on each site or can be picked up in DIT Societies Office or DIT Students Union Offices. Each tag lists a type of person and an age group. There are 9 types of tags in total.

Alternatively you can just pick one the groups below and bring the suitable gift to the offices unwrapped and we will put a tag on it

  • Boys aged 0-3 years,
  • Girls aged 0-3 years,
  • Boys 4-7 years
  • Girls 4-7 years
  • Boys 8-12 years
  • Girls 8-12 years
  • Male Teen
  • Female Teen
  • Male Adults
  • Female Adult

Click here for some gift ideas


Many Clubs, Societies and classes are grouping together to buy a gift from the group.

We would like as many students and staff of DIT to get involved and help as much as they can. For further information contact teri.oboyle@dit.ie or 4024142.

The fallout from this budget will create serious difficulties for those on Social Welfare and in work on low pay. Particularly those who are hit, not once but twice and three times, with cuts in social welfare rates, a cut in the minimum wage rate, reduction in child benefit, tax increases and an increased payment in rent supplements.

Calls to Saint Vincent de Paul for help are currently up by almost 50% in some regions and they are now bracing themselves for an even further jump in those calls.

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