Donations from Trocaire boxes to help world's poorest people

Trocaire, the Irish Catholic Agency for World Development, is asking people to return its Easter collection boxes to their local parishes as the organisation prepares to put these generous donations into use.

In its 43rd year, the Trócaire lenten campaign continues to receive tremendous support from around the country.

The charity says people from Galway, including teachers, students, families, individuals and parishioners, make a huge difference to its much-needed projects overseas. Those help people who otherwise would struggle to grow food, send their children to school or protect their human rights.

"People in Galway have been incredibly supportive of Trócaire this Lent welcoming Trócaire boxes into their homes and speakers from Trócaire into their parishes and schools. We would like to thank all of your readers and the people of Galway for their support of our lenten campaign which came to an end on Easter Sunday. This year's campaign and Trócaire box were a celebration of the remarkable support given by people across Ireland towards our work to support the world’s poorest people.

"The people who benefit from this support, such as those living in villages devastated by drought in Malawi, to families fleeing war in Syria, repeatedly extend their thanks to the people of Ireland for standing with them during their hardest times."

Parishes across Galway will receive returned Trócaire boxes from this week. "We would be extremely grateful if anyone who has a Trocaire box at home or in work could kindly drop it back to their local parish and we can start putting these generous donations into action. Trócaire boxes can be returned to parishes and participating primary schools across the county. To find out more about Trócaire’s Lenten campaign visit trocaire.org or call 1850 408 408."

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