A Homeless Charity Asked For Help With Donations And They Were Stunned By The Items Received

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

A Dublin-based charity called Inner City Helping The Homeless (ICHH) recently asked the public for help with their Fill A Tram Initiative.

The project asked residents to fill shoe boxes with essentials like socks and toiletries, to wrap them like presents, and drop the packages off at Dublin’s Connolly Station.

The hope was that the charity would receive enough donations to do as the name suggests, fill a tram.

The ICHH of course was hoping for a successful collection, but they had no idea just how many shoe boxes they would end up getting. Once the collection closed at 7 p.m. on December 8, the tram had most definitely been filled.

Now, thanks to the kindness of Dublin’s residents, the city’s homeless population will be able to receive Christmas presents.

ICHH tweeted “We are blown away, thank you for the support,” once the tram closed at 7 p.m.

People from all over the city rallied together to help donate to the good cause.

And in case people couldn’t make it to Connolly Station, the ICHH offices were open until 10 p.m. to collect shoe boxes.

People were encouraged to fill their shoe boxes with things like underwear, hats, gloves, sweets, and toiletries. The boxes were marked either male or female.

Here you can see how the 7,500 boxes collected did indeed meet their goal and filled a tram!

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