Catholics donate unwanted Christmas gifts to Archdiocese of Dublin
Published: January 2, 2008
DUBLIN, Ireland (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Dublin has provided a solution for Catholics with duplicate or unwanted Christmas gifts. They can donate those unneeded presents until the Jan. 6 feast of the Epiphany to Crosscare, the Dublin archdiocesan social services agency, for distribution to people who may have not received a present for Christmas. "It may seem ungrateful to be passing on a present that your friend or relative spent time and money purchasing, but most of us will be getting much more than we need or doubles of the same item. I think it is a great opportunity for people to consider those who went without this week, and at the same time putting some of our excess to good use," said Father Pat O'Donoghue, who devised the initiative. "So if you are having difficulty finding a home for the third green jumper you received or the same box set of DVDs you unwrapped last year, we have a solution that will see the gift put to good use," he said in a statement.
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