Christmas Unwrapped

OXFAM Dundalk is hoping residents in Louth will raise over e6,000 and match the total the Wee County raised last year for people in developing countries.

OXFAM Dundalk is hoping residents in Louth will raise over e6,000 and match the total the Wee County raised last year for people in developing countries.

The Oxfam Dundalk shop is urging people to choose their Christmas presents from its range of Unwrapped gifts which supports people in countries such as Tanzania and Malawi.

The 2011 Oxfam Ireland Unwrapped range features four brand new gifts including bees (e26), two little ducks (e27), fix a well (e28) and a donkey (e47). The range also sees the return of the popular, life-saving mosquito net (e7) gift.

In 2010, Louth residents raised an impressive total of e6,278 towards Unwrapped and this year Shop Manager Marie Neary is hoping Louth can match that total and spread even more goodwill at this time of year.

“It’s not every day your shopping list includes bees or a donkey; it might well include a Turkey but not really one whose job is to be a life-changer,” said Marie.

“This year we’re hoping people will continue to buy Christmas gifts like these to help put an end to global poverty. If we can match last year’s total we can raise enough to help hundreds of families in Africa.”

The Oxfam Dundalk shop is located at 31 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk. To purchase an Unwrapped gift, simply pop in and see Marie and her team of volunteers, or call 1850-304055.