DIT Societies Xmas Appeal


10 December 2013: There’s still time to get involved with DIT Societies Xmas Appeal with events lined up until this Friday (13 December).

The fundraising appeal is in aid of five charities - the Irish Cancer Society, St Vincent de Paul, the DIT Student Assistance Fund, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, and Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. The campaign is named the "Drive for 5". It's hoped to raise €5,000 to be split between the five charities.

For more on the events this week, click here.

Along with this fundraising, there is the annual SVP “Giving Tree” campaign.


If you’d like to get involved, you should follow the steps below:

  • Select a Tag from the SVP Society stand in your campus building or download a Tag (see below).  There are 9 types of tags - Boys or Girls aged 0-3 years, 4-7 years, 8-12 years, teens, and adults.
  • You and your colleagues or classmates buy gifts or gift vouchers suitable for that person.  The minimum gift voucher value is €10 - for some good gift ideas see http://www.svp.ie/Appeal-2013/RTE-2fm-Toy-Appeal/Gift-ideas---guidelines.aspx
  • Place the gift(s) unwrapped (for health and safety reasons) under the tree on campus or at a designated collection point:

Where to get the Giving Tree Tags and Drop of points

  • Aungier Street - Christmas Tree and Giving Tree tags in the foyer with box for gift or drop into the DIT Societies Office in the foyer
  • DIT Bolton Street - Christmas Tree and Giving Tree tags in outside the Students’ Union area with box for gifts or drop into the Students’ Union
  • Cathal Brugha Street - Christmas and Giving Tree tags at Marlborough St entrance or pop down to Sarah in the Students’ Union
  • Kevin Street - Christmas Tree and Giving Tree tags in the Students Union Office in Kevin St Gift can be left with Eve
  • 143-149 Lr Rathmines Road - Christmas Tree and Giving Tree tags outside the canteen. Gifts can be left in the box
  • Rathmines Road campus Giving tree tags in the Foyer
  • Mountjoy Square - Giving Tree tags in the canteen and in the Students’ Union.  You can also drop off gifts to the Students’ Union

Alternatively, If you can make it  to the giving tree you can download a tag here and bring it to a drop off location near you.

Download Giving Tree Tags

Please note - Numerous bucket collections and fundraising events will take place during the Xmas Appeal week.  This will be students collecting funds to donate to our chosen charities. We would welcome staff members to make collections within their offices or indeed get involved on campus collections.

To get involved in the DIT Societies Xmas Appeal, you can sign up yourself, your class or your society. Please click here:  http://tinyurl.com/ditxmasappeal13 or email Leah at: volunteer@socs.dit.ie.


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