DIT Societies 2011 Christmas Appeal¿ - Get involved!


28th November 2011: The Societies of DIT would like to invite all students and staff to "get involved" with the 2011 DIT Societies Christmas Appeal, which will be launching this Thursday the 1st of December. There are a number of ways to get involved and help throughout the campaign and raise money and awareness for the chosen charities; the SVP, Wells for Zoe, the Capuchin Day Centre, AWARE and World Aids Day.

The Appeal itself will run from the 1st to 15th of December and there will be a whole time- table of events both on-site and off-site for both students and staff to get involved with, a selection of which includes;

  • 29th November - Slow Food - Slow Architecture Event (Mental Planners, Bia Mall, Glas Tegh and ASA)
  • 1st December - World Aids Day, Banter Soc Event in Bolton Street and Aungier Street, on-campus entertainment, followed by a social in D2
  • 1st December - Drama Soc One Act Festival, Black Box, Aungier Street, 7pm
  • 6/7th December - Baking Soc Bonanza Sale
  • 6th December - Fundraising Event with Electronics Soc, Kevin Street
  • 8th December - Bucket Collection for Aware (LGBT Soc)
  • 13th/14th December - Mini Christmas Market in Aungier St
  • 13th December - Xmas Factor in DIT Bolton Street, with the DIT Guitar Society
  • 14th December - CAFA Soc Minced Pies & Mulled Wine Event
  • 12th-15th December - "We Volunteer" Exhibition
  • 15th December - W4Z/Guitar Soc Busking
  • 15th December - DIT Societies Christmas Ball
  • Date to be confirmed - DIT Event Soc Choir/Quartet, DIT Game Soc Gaming Event . . . .
  • Dates throughout December Slingshot Paintball with DIT Design Soc

The appeal comprises of :

- The Giving Tree (in conjunction with DIT Sports, DIT Chaplaincy Service and DITSU), where students and staff can pick up a "Giving Tree" bobble from on-site Christmas Trees or from your local Soc Office or SU Office, and simply buy a present for that age group/sex and drop it back to any Societies Office or SU Office before the 15th December UNWRAPPED.

- Numerous Bucket Collections and Fundraising Events during the Christmas Appeal week. Again this will be students collecting funds to donate to our chosen charities. We would welcome staff members to make collections within there offices or indeed get involved on campus collecting moneys.

Gifts for the Giving Tree will be collected on each campus on the 15th December and brought to SVP Head Office for distribution to families.

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

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