Each year a member of the Lions Club is appointed with a small team to prepare a list of people in need of support during the Christmas period. This list is gathered from a range of sources including the Simon Community, the local Health and Social Services staff and from St.Vincent de Paul. These sources are cross checked to reduce duplication.
The funds to enable such a significant distribution of food vouchers throughout Galway, comes from the public of the city through two main events during December. Thanks to the public contributions to the Galway Lions Club Christmas appeal and the Radio Auction club members are able to distribute directly to door to over 500 families and individuals at Christmas.
Throughout the year we also support those who may be going through a bad patch or who ‘fall through the cracks’ and need assistance because of illness, poverty or who otherwise fall on hard times.or need some temporary help to get back on their fee t
In 2021 Galway Lions club distributed vouchers valued in excess of é60,000