Christmas Jumper Day in MJ Flood 2019
This year MJ Flood are fundraising for the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless. The centre provides vital services for young children, families and homeless people on the streets.
The people who attend the Centre – Every person needs to belong and have a place where they are respected and have their basic needs met in a caring and non-judgemental way. For most people this is where they call home and in an ideal world, families can share the normal ups and downs of life in privacy behind their own hall door. Sadly some people must spend their days trying to find shelter from the weather, a place to rest and prepare before going out to face the day. Their most basic needs are access to toilet facilities, somewhere to wash and change their clothes, decent hot meals, someone to interact with. Many people lack what most of us take for granted and have no security as to where they will lay their heads that night. While this is tragic for adults, it is heart breaking for families with children who are forced to move from place to place with no stability as to their living conditions.
Child Poverty – For Capuchins the welfare of families is a priority and in our Centre we have a designated “Family Area” where families can enjoy a nutritious meal in safety. Since the housing crisis of 2013, we had to upgrade the service by providing day to day essentials for children and babies. Housing scarcity and high rents mean that people are living in hotels and B & B’s totally unsuited to family needs. The increase in child poverty is very evident in the Capuchins Centre. Figures rose from 4,389 in 2011 to 11,300 in 2018. A staggering increase of 6,911 or 157.5%. Each day the Capuchin Centre meet the tragic human casualties of failed government policies and Action Plans charged with ‘cherishing all the children of the state equally’.
MJ Flood would like to extend their sincere thanks for all the donated prizes that helped to raise €1,335.00 for The Capuchine Day Cantre;
MJ Flood Ireland 👉 iPad
Avoca 👉 Food & Drink Hamper
McCabes Pharmacy 👉 Ladies Pampering Hamper
Lemongrass Fusion Restaurant 👉 Dinner for 2 Voucher
Citywest Hotel 👉 Dinner for 2 Voucher
Lidl 👉 Voucher
Dunnes Stores 👉 Biscuits and Chocolates
not to mention the generous hampers supplied by our ladies in the MJ Flood accounts department!