Giving Tree

Be a Secret Santa with SVP

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides help to thousands of families at Christmas, which includes gift vouchers, toys for small children, gifts for young people as well as gifts for older adults. These gifts are distributed by our network of local volunteers.
We would be so grateful if your company, school or group would like to be Secret Santas and take part in the Giving Tree. 

We will provide you with:

  • Tags for your Giving Tree which can be hung on your Christmas tree or handed out to those taking part
  • Posters to put up around your organisation
  • A list of suggested gifts for relevant age groups
  • Delivery information and a delivery docket to go with your gift donations
  • A certificate of appreciation to display on a noticeboard

You will:

  • Collect all donations by the cut-off date for your region to allow ample turnaround time for our volunteers visiting families in need
  • Ensure all gifts are unwrapped so that they are easily identifiable for our volunteers 
  • Include gift vouchers for teenagers and older adults as well as toys for small children
  • Ensure that all gifts are new and not second hand – minimum value of €10 pleasep
For further information please see our Giving Tree Guidelines. If you need additional support please contact your relevant regional office below or find your regional drop off point here.
Region Phone Email Cut-off date
East (Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow) 01-8198470 / 8414 6th December
Mid West (Clare Limerick, Offaly & Tipperary) 087 976 1829 18th December 
North (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh & Tyrone) 075 964 31074 18th December
North East and Midlands (Cavan, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan & Westmeath) 041 987 3331 15th December
North West (Donegal, Leitrim & Sligo) 074 917 3933 16th December 
South West (Cork & Kerry) 021 427 0444/ 086 024 9518 17th December
South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Waterford & Wexford) 051 350 725 13th December
West (Galway, Mayo & Roscommon) 091 563 233 / 5th December

Thank you so much for your support – Christmas wouldn’t be the same without you! 

Other ways to donate

Donate by phone
Just call 01-8848200 or find your local office

Donate by post
Please send cheques to Freepost DN 1096, Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 

Donate at bank
Bank: Bank of Ireland, Phibsborough, Dublin 7; A/C Name: St. Vincent de Paul Council of Ireland. A/C Number: 80005599; Sort Code: 90-06-23; Bank Identifier Code: BOFIIE2D; BAN Code: IE70 BOFI 9006 2380 0055 99