Food, Fuel & Friendship - All Year Round
Food, Fuel and Friendship, these three things more than anything describe what it takes to help a family or someone living alone out of despair and back to self-sufficiency.
Enough food for three decent meals every day and enough light, gas and electricity to keep the house warm and bright, is often all they ask.
So what difference does your support make….?
For just 16c a day, you can buy the bread that makes the toast and the sandwiches the gives a child in your community a healthy start to the day.
- €5 a month will buy a loaf of bread every week for a young family*
- €10 a month will light an older person's home every week.**
This is what we do but it's only possible because of three things:
A little goes a long way with St. Vincent de Paul.
Please make a monthly gift today. Thank you.
Read one family's story below, their continual struggle to get by and the difference SVP makes in their lives.
|“One morning early last year, we met Aine, she was 31, had two children and weighed about 6½ stone. The flat was in darkness and almost empty...." (Read full conversation)
* Based on CSO Average Consumer Price Comparisson - 5 Lowest Quotes Average €0.68 per loaf. Equivalent to 87 loaves per year approx.
** Based on 3000kWh p.a. ave electricity consumption, (20% of which is estimated to be used on lighting) at 20c per kWh = €120 p.a. (Sources: Sustainable Energy Ireland Oct 2011 & Fixing Fuel Poverty - Boardman 2010)
A gift of €21 per month could be worth an extra €170 to SVP, at no extra cost to you (if you are a PAYE tax payer).