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191 SuperValu stores nationwide become drop off centres for the ‘Toys for Tubs’ appeal

SuperValu has joined forces with RTÉ 2fm’s ‘Toys for Tubs’ appeal to make sure that no child is without a toy this Christmas morning. All of the 191 SuperValu stores nationwide are to act as drop off centres for the ‘Toys for Tubs’ appeal, which is being run by RTÉ 2fm in association with the Society of the St. Vincent de Paul (SVP). Giving couldn’t be easier, just bring your toys to your local SuperValu where the drop off point will be clearly marked.  For a list of SuperValu’s nationwide stores, visit www.supervalu.ie

Sue Lamon-Diver, Head of Communications, SuperValu said; “There are SuperValu stores on practically every high street, across every county in Ireland. Our stores are at the very heart of the communities in which the operate and are ideally placed to work hand-in-hand with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to ensure that toys can be collected and distributed in every county in Ireland. Our retail partners across the country are already embedded in their local communities, which makes us the ideal partner to support this fantastic Tubridy Show initiative.  Whether you are in Dublin or Galway, Dingle or Donegal, there is now a ‘Toys for Tubs’ drop off centre nearby and we would ask people to help if they can.

‘Toys for Tubs’ front man, Ryan Tubridy, added; “The response to this appeal has already been overwhelming. ‘Toys for Tubs’ is a simple idea, it doesn’t break the bank and people are assured that the new toy they give will make some child very happy when they open it up on Christmas morning. We are delighted that SuperValu has become involved and provided us with drop off centres all over the country and with their locations right across the country, we now have a collection point in practically every county.

Mairead Bushnell, National President, SVP said; “We are really pleased that SuperValu has become involved with this project. The nationwide nature of its stores reflects the community-based nature of the Society. The SVP has over 9,500 volunteers working in 1,200 local groups countrywide. As the largest direct service, non-profit charity in Ireland we help individuals and families who are struggling to cope. We depend almost entirely on support from the public and our need for funds this year, with calls for assistance up by 35 per cent, is absolutely vital. More information about the SVP and others ways to support the work of the Society can be found at www.svp.ie/appeal”.

If you want to get involved in the Tubs For Toys appeal and help all the children around the country who will be in need this Christmas, follow these simple steps:

  1. Buy a toy: Toys must be new with a minimum value of €10 – no second hand toys please
  2. Do not wrap the toy – We’ll only have to unwrap it and we don’t want to waste paper
  3. Drop the toy at your local SuperValu store

If you are struggling for gift ideas St. Vincent de Paul suggest One4All vouchers or talk to your local bookseller who is always able to recommend good books for kids of particular ages, and they will know what is popular.

Further information on Toys for Tubs is available on http://2fm.rte.ie/tft

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