Louth Sinn Féin have set up drop off points for those who want to donate items to aid the children of Gaza.
“We are asking everyone to search their homes and hearts and give generously to the Gaza Toy Drive,” said spokesman JJ Quigley.
“Our local councillors and I have been approached by lots of people who are outraged and feel helpless at what is happening in Gaza especially to the children. We all have items in our homes that we don’t use and instead of disposing of them why not give them to the children in Gaza.
“There is a ship going from Ireland, England and Denmark at the end of August to Gaza and we need to fill it with essential supplies.
“We have organised several drop off points throughout the county and we are asking people to donate what you can over the next couple of weeks. We need to have everything boxed up and in Dublin before the ship goes.”
The items needed are: first aid kits; bandages, dressings and plasters, nappies, cotton wool, baby wipes , toys and books for all ages. Children’s bikes with pump and repair kit if possible.
Also clothes for babies and children up to 18-years-old.
Please don’t donate cream liquids or tablets. If people want to donate money, they are asked to buy some of the above items and then donate them.
The collection points are:
Community Centre, Muirhevnamor Dundalk (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm). Family Resource Centre, Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk.
Office of Gerry Adams, Crowe Street, Dundalk.
Longs Pub, Grange, Carlingford.
Office of Gerry Adams, West Street, Drogheda (Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm)
“We really appreciate anything you can spare,” said JJ Quigley .
There was a protest at the Square in Dundalk on Friday last.
Councillor Tomás Sharkey said the people of Gaza are the victims of “a horrific onslaught. The human tragedy has sickened everybody”.