From Letterkenny with love

Transition Year students Molly Curran and Clodagh Friel from Loreto Convent Letterkenny Co. Donegal took on a fundraising project for Mary’s Meals. Giving students and staff from the school an opportunity to support Mary’s Meals through the Backback Project

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The backpacks are for school going children aged 4-12 years old.  Used backpacks containing a pencil case with pen, pencil, colours, copies, rulers, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, face cloth, metal spoon and flip flops, as well as a secondhand shorts and shirt for boys or dress or skirt and T-shirt for girls.  For more info, visist our Backpack Project page.

Molly visited her own primary school in Termon, Co Donegal as well as numerous primary schools throughout the county to collect backpacks and raise awareness about Mary’s Meals

In addition, Molly and Clodagh raised over €300, through their hamper raffle at the School’s Christmas Craft Fair and took part in the annual Marys Meals Christmas Fair held in Letterkenny. They also looked after the Mary’s Meals collection box in the school canteen. 

Miss Gallagher, Loreto Comvent Letterkenny,  also kindly facilitated the visit of Patricia Friel Executive Director of Mary's Meals Ireland to present on her work and recent visit to Zambia

If your school would like to get involved please contact Patricia on 086 3140814

John Paul II Awards or Gáisce community involvement.  

The Mary’s Meals donation centre is located opposite Greene Shoe shop on the Main Street, Letterkenny. The shop would welcome volunteers to work there, this work could be used as part of John Paul II Awards or Gáisce community involvement.