Christmas charities in Ireland

Christmas charities in Ireland makes sure everybody has a happy Christmas.  They say that charity benefits the giver more than the receiver, and Christmas is a perfect occasion to give.

Here’s a list of some charity organisations in Ireland you can help.!

1) Help children

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UNICEF Ireland works across 190 countries and territories. Help children survive, thrive and reach their full potential. Without blankets and warm clothes, children struggle to survive the bitter cold. Make a donation or shop, purchase a Christmas Survival Gift and give the gift of warmth to children in need this Christmas.

Contact: 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01R283,

Make A Wish Ireland grants the wishes of children living with illnesses as part of their treatment. Christmas is a magical time of year for children. But for some, it’s just another day of hospital rooms and medical treatments. Make a child’s wish come true! Donate, volunteer, or purchase a Christmas gift.

Contact:  2 Leopardstown Business Centre, Ballyogan Avenue, Dublin 1,

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of some of the most underprivileged children in India. This Christmas make a difference by giving a donation, sponsor a child in care or shop and buy a gift of hope or even join their corporate christmas tree challenge.

Contact: Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork,

Barnardos transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences. This Christmas they are running a number of campaigns you can get involved in to help improve the lives of children in Ireland, from straight up donations to gifts for food, teddy bear raffles to corporate raffles

Contact:  4 Christchurch Square, Dublin 8, 01 453 0355,

2) Help the homeless

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Focus Ireland helps people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their home across Ireland.Some children in Ireland are being born into homelessness. The greatest gift you can give a child this Christmas is a home. Donate, volunteer or sponsor a star. They have branches across the country; Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Sligo and Kilkenny, so it should be easy to find an office near you.


SVP is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland working towards alleviating and eradicating poverty. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. But it turns out to be a worrying time for the less fortunate. Donate, volunteer and fundraise in order to transform their Christmas into the wonderful period that it should be !

Contact:  National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean MacDermott Street, Dublin 1,

Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity devoted to reduce homelessness. Christmas feels incomplete without the requisite dose of carols, attend their Christmas carol concert, shop, get involved or make a donation so that everyone has a happy Christmas this year. They have offices in Dublin, Limerick and Louth.


Capuchin Day Centre For Homeless People provides food, clothes, shower facilities and hygiene products to the homeless in Dublin. This Christmas make sure no one goes hungry on the streets of Dublin. Donate  or fundraise to contribute whatever you can and help them feed the hungry.

Contact: 29 Bow Street, Dublin 7,

3) Help Elderly


Alone helps elderly who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis. An empty room even feels lonelier at Christmas. Donate or get involved, and make your minutes count by spending time with elderly this Christmas.  They have branches in Dublin, Louth, Carlow, Kilkenny and Donegal.


Friends Of The Elderly brings friendship and companionship to older people living alone or who feel lonely. Loneliness can be the cruelest companion during the holiday period. Get involved and help end loneliness this Christmas by making a donation or buying a gift card.

Contact:  25 Bolton Street, Dublin 1,

Age Action provides a wide range of services to elderly including care,help with repair works, computer training and information.Be proactive this Christmas, Donate, fundraise or visit their charity shops and change the lives of older people for the better!  

Contact: 10 Grattan Crescent, Dublin 8,

4) Help Animals

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Paws Animal Rescue helps, rescue, treat and rehome abandoned and homeless animals.A pet is not just for Christmas, and this year you can help change the lives of animals by adopting, making a donation or helping them find a new home.

Contact:  Mullinahone, County Tipperary, Ireland, 

ISPCA is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity. They are committed to promote animal welfare and prevent animal cruelty. Show some furry love and put an end to an animal’s suffering by donating, volunteering, fundraising or simply shopping this Christmas.

Contact: Dromsligo, Mallow, Co Cork, P51 YF98,

The Blue Cross Ireland is an animal welfare charity that  provides charitable veterinary services in Dublin. Pets changes lives, this Christmas change their lives. Donate, volunteer, shop or fundraise. Every contribution counts and your support can make a huge difference to pets in need.

Contact: 15A Goldenbridge Ind Est, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore,

DSPCA offers shelter and care to a wide variety of animals including young and injured wildlife. Meet Santa and his elves and take away wonderful gifts and special moments. Donate, fundraise, volunteer, make a will, shop or adopt a pet.

Contact: Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16,

Do you know any other Christmas charity organisations in Ireland? If yes comment below. We will add them in.!

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