LIMERICK Post Newspaper is once again welcoming gifts (new) donated by the people of Limerick to ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services this Christmas. Located in Rosbrien, ADAPT is a support service for women survivors of domestic abuse, and for their children.
The charity provides a range of services including 24/7 helpline support on 1800-200504; emergency refuge accommodation, support groups, outreach and supports for children including a play therapy service.
Last year, 2016, ADAPT supported 824 women from 28 different countries, and provided emergency accommodation to 112 women and 182 children.
Every Christmas, ADAPT distributes hampers to its service users throughout Limerick City and County, and to the women and children staying in the refuge.
The annual Limerick Post Christmas Appeal for ADAPT is again this year seeking donations of new creative, educational and construction toys, DVDs, selection boxes, pyjamas, socks, vests and underwear, as well as toiletries and nightwear for the women availing of ADAPT’s services.
Donations can be dropped to the Limerick Post, 97 Henry Street, Limerick until Wednesday December 20. You can buy ADAPT’s own Christmas cards from the charity shop in Sarsfield Street and donate good quality used goods and toys there.
ADAPT’s director of Services, Monica McElvaney observed that “it’s always heartening to see the level of support we receive from the public every year.
“The generous gifts we receive at Christmas are also distributed throughout the year, for instance on children’s birthdays, so every present makes a real difference to the lives of families at ADAPT. We always particularly welcome gifts for older children, and practical gifts like toiletries and nightwear.”
ADAPT is this year asking companies to organise a Christmas Jumper Day or Secret Santa in aid of the charity. For more details see www.adaptservices.ie or email Lorraine Gallagher at [email protected]