For the second year running Enid and I have collected food and packed hampers for needy families in Dublin. Basket Brigade is organised by a group of volunteers who gather together addresses of 130 families in need - the addresses are given by a number of different organisations/agencies e.g. St Vincent De Paul, Barnardos, local priests etc.
We all gather in the Clarion Hotel in the IFSC - the hotel probably donate the room for free which is good of them. First we cover the boxes in Christmas paper. We then pack the hampers as per the list below and then decorate with cellophane and ribbon.
Hampers packed and ready for delivery!
There are people out there who really need help - who literally have nothing in their fridge - so it is nice to know that they will enjoy a Christmas dinner because of Basket Brigade.