People in Galway are being urged to contribute to Community Connect’s ‘drive and drop’ donation day at one of three locations next Saturday, 26 March from 1-3pm.
Community Connect gives support to pregnant women and babies, and teams up with homeless agencies, domestic violence services, direct provision centres and health professionals across the country.
The organisation supports for pregnant women and new mothers in need, with gifts of essential items like buggies, Moses baskets, baby clothes and mother and baby boxes filled with items such as nappies, maternity items and baby blankets.
The local collection points next Saturday will be located in Oranmore, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception; Renmore at St. Oliver Plunkett Church Car Park; and Knocknacarra, at St. John the Apostle Church Car Park.
Speaking about the event, Programme Manager of Community Connect, Elaine Noonan said: “We continue to have a great demand for the services we provide across the country. Every package of essential items makes a real difference to a struggling family, and we want to help as many as we can.”
“Our upcoming Drive & Drop event is a great way to donate new baby items to vulnerable families. It couldn’t be easier to get involved.”
Donors are asked to visit the Community Connect website to browse the list of items requested and decide what they want to donate.
All the items donated will be delivered to pregnant women and new mothers in need in the coming weeks and months.
“We are of course ever mindful at the moment of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, and we want to be in a strong position to also assist Ukrainian refugees coming to Ireland with babies and small children, who are asking for our assistance,” added Elaine Noonan.
“We are so grateful to our volunteers and supporters for what we have achieved so far and we hope to continue with this essential work, to help as many pregnant mothers and families with young babies as possible.”