Every year we do a collection of winter clothing for the homeless, we have been doing it for a good few years now and has always been fantastic and greatly received by Either Merchants Quay or other Soup runs who feed homeless people or people in need. This year we have found a fantastic group of volunteers who gather with pots of food, platters of sambos, bags of sweets, bowls of veg, Plates of sausage rolls, Curries and cakes all for those who need it in town. 2 years ago a few of them started with a flask of stew and it has grown from there. “A lending hand- monday nights” are such a fantastic group of people but of course they can only do so much, so we want to help them out.
We will have boxes on the stairs of the Craft Festival (13th November Royal Marine Hotel Dunlaoghaire) to collect hats gloves scarves and thick socks, these will be handed out on a Monday night to the homeless or those in need. Im sure you can appreciate that the days have gotten colder recently and the nights even more so, we all have the heat on in our homes so i just kindly urge you to throw a pair of gloves/socks in with the shopping this week and bring it along with you on the day of the Craft Festival.
This is a family friendly event and hosts over 60 stands of pure craft. We are known for having high quality products at this event and cover a huge range of mediums from jewellery, art, ceramics, wood turning to cosmetics, soaps, candles, cakes, glass, knitting and stitching and much much more. You are sure to find a few christmas gifts here. We have something for everyone.
We will even be hosting the National Tea Cosy Competition at this event…. for more info on how to take part in this click HERE. This competition is in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. Any tea cosies that are for sale can be donated to this fantastic cause. You can donate directly on their site here
To see what stands will be at this craft festival click here