first_imgWardrobes in Donegal are set to empty over the coming weekend as people respond to the “Homes From Donegal” charity clothing collection on the 7th & 8th February.There are 55 collection points around the county, with funds raised being used to build much needed housing in the Central African Republic for refugees.The founder of “Homes From Donegal”, Tim Jackson from Stranorlar, said there has ben a huge response to the appeal. “I’ve been inundated with calls from people who want to give us whatever they can. The response has been really incredible. So far we have built nine homes, and every single piece of clothing we get will help build more.”“At a cost of only €700, the price of a new iPhone really, a home will provide a family with shelter and security, easing some of the hardships the refugees have faced over the past two years.”“Homes From Donegal” began after Tim travelled to the Central African Republic last year, helping the NGO, Caritas.Having been displaced in a bloody war that swept the Central African Republic, one million refugees fled into make-shift camps and Church grounds for protection. Most have had to stay there despite a reprieve in the violence, as their homes and villages have been destroyed by rebels. Seeing the poverty and suffering of so many innocent refugees, he decided on his return to Ireland to start raising money to build homes with Caritas.All funds raised in the “Homes From Donegal” clothing collection will benefit this worthy cause. For more information or to donate, see homesfromdonegal.com or facebook.com/homesfromdonegal.1. Carndonagh, Colgan Hall Sun 8th 12-4pm2. Buncrana, St. Mary’s Oratory Sun 8th 9-2pm3. Muff, St. Mary’s Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm 4. Burt, St. Mary’s Hall, Sat 7th 11-4pm5. Newtowncunningham, All Saints Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses6. Newtowncunningham, Trinity Court Housing All week until Feb 8th7. Killea, Killea Chapel Sunday Mass Martyrs Feb. 7th & 8th Masses 8. Irish Martyrs Feb. 7th & 8th Masses9. Cathedral Feb. 7th & 8th Masses10. Aura Leisure Centre Sun 8th 10am-2pm11. Glenswilly, Fox Hall Sun 8th 10am – 3pm12. Kilmacrennan, St. Columba’s Church Sun 8th 10.30-1pm13. Ramelton, St. Mary’s Old School Sat 7th 11-4pm14. Milford, The Milford Hall (Supper Hall) Sun 8th 12-3pm15. Rathmullan, Church Car Park Sun 8th 10am – 2pm16. Massmount, Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses17. Fanavolty, Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses18. Carrigart, The Carrigart Hall Sun 8th 9-2pm19. Termon, An Craoibhin, Sun 8th 10am – 2pm20. Creeslough, St. Michael’s Church, Sun 8th 9am-1pm21. Ards Friary, Feb. 7th & 8th Masses22. Dunfanaghy, Ozanam Community Centre, Sun 8th 9-2pm23. Falcarragh, Aras Begley Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm24. Gortahork, Parochial Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm25. Gaoth Dobhair, Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar Sun 8th 11-2pm26. Anagaire, Annagry Big Hall Sun 8th 9.30-1.30pm27. Kincasslagh, St. Mary’s Hall Mon 9th, 9.30-12.30pm28. Burtonport, St. Columba’s Community Centre, Acres, Mon 9th, 9.30-12.30pm29. Dungloe Parochial Hall Sat 7th, 11am – 3pm30. Leitirmacaward St. Brigid’s Hall Sat 7th 6.30pm-7pm, Mon 9th 11-2pm31. Glenties Market Hall Sun 8th 11 – 1 pm32. Ardara Parish Centre 31st Jan 12-4pm33. Glenfin Parish Hall Sun 8th 9am – 2pm34. Sessiaghoneill Church Feb. 7th & 8th Masses35. Stranorlar Old Parish Centre Sat 7th 6-7pm, Sun 8th 9-1pm36. Drumkeen St. Patrick’s Hall Feb. 7th & 8th Masses37. Crossroads St. Patrick’s Church Feb. 7th & 8th Masses38. Convoy St. Mary’s Hall Sun 8th 9-2pm39. Castlefin Parochial Hall Sat 7th 4-5pm40. Raphoe St. Eunan’s Church Sun 8th 9-2pm41. Doneyloop Community Centre Sat 9-2pm42. Donegal Town St. Patrick’s Parish Centre Sun 8th After Masses43. Rossnowlagh Franciscan Friary Sun 8th 9-2pm44. Ballyshannon Pastoral Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm45. Pettigo Parish Hall Feb. 7th & 8th Masses46. Bundoran Pastoral Centre Feb. 7th & 8th Masses47. Killymard Old Church Sun 8th 10-1pm48. Mountcharles Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm49. Drimarone Hall Sun 8th 9-1pm50. Frosses Hall Sun 8th 9-1pm51. Inver Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm52. Bruckless Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm53. Killybegs The Tara Hotel Sun 8th 9-2pm54. Kilcar Parish Hall Sat 7th 2.30-6.30pm55. Glencolmcille, Halla Muire, Cashel Sun 8th 9-2pmWHY DONEGAL FOLK ARE GIVING THE CLOTHES OFF THEIR BACKS FOR A GREAT CAUSE was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:clothes collectionHomes of DonegalTim Jacksonlast_img

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