Roadmap: Merry Lil Santa

Posted 3 months ago in More

Merry Lil Santa is an initiative by Rachel Cunningham, a social care leader with Focus Ireland. “It begins around October/November when I approach the Focus Ireland Family Centre Team who work with a huge number of families in a variety of different emergency accommodation, with a variety of needs. We try to be conscious of putting too much pressure on families by even talking about Christmas just yet…

The aim is to make sure that each gift is unique and personal to each child so that come Christmas morning, that child gets to experience the magic of knowing Santa heard their wish. We like to start putting that long list together nice and early to give Santa a head start.”

You can donate a voucher online or in person or help out with the Big Shop which is happening on December 15 by mailing Rachel at


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