Homeless People Will Be Able To Enjoy Christmas Dinner At The GPO This Year

It's been made possible by the volunteer group Hope In The Darkness

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With the homeless crisis gripping the country, Christmas is set to be a hard time for many people who have found themselves living on the streets. However, this initiative by a Dublin volunteer group aims to spread hope among the less fortunate this year.

Having officially formed in the last month, Hope In The Darkness are "a group of volunteers who have a passion [...] to go out on the streets to feed and clothe the homeless".

The group have announced that on Christmas Day they will be serving dinner to the homeless outside the GPO and they're calling for donations from the public to make this possible. They said,

We at Hope In The Darkness believe that even if you don't have a home for Christmas you should still get a Christmas dinner. So for our first Christmas at the GPO we are going to endeavour to bring Christmas to the homeless ~ but as ever we need your help to do so [...] All we ask is that when you are plating up your dinner for yourself that you plate up an extra dinner or two for a homeless person and then have it dropped to us heated up from 6 onwards. There are many people living local to the GPO and we all make way too much food at Christmas time so why not spread the joys of Christmas dinner to the homeless of Dublin.

In recent weeks, they've been setting up a folding table outside the GPO on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8pm until 11pm to provide some food and clothing for the homeless.

Thus far, there has been a fantastic response from the public.

Thank you very much for you very generous donation Linda Hanlon xx

Posted by Hope In The Darkness on Friday, 23 October 2015

A knock came to the door and there's Michael Hanley standing there with a black bag full of sleeping bags. We are honesty overwhelmed by all the donations we have received so far. Thank You xxx

Posted by Hope In The Darkness on Friday, 23 October 2015

Sending a big Thank You out to Ann Williams for telling us to get down to the shops and pick out a big flask and she...

Posted by Hope In The Darkness on Sunday, 25 October 2015

Just received another fabulous donation from the public, thank you so much Aisling Coady 󾌬󾌬

Posted by Hope In The Darkness on Monday, 2 November 2015

Without the donations we receive from people like Elaine, Lynsey and her workmates we just wouldn't be able to head out...

Posted by Hope In The Darkness on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

If you'd like to donate to Hope In The Darkness or volunteer alongside them, you can find their Facebook page here.

Hope In The Darkness will be serving dinner to the homeless from 6pm on Christmas Day outside the GPO.

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