Family Appeal

Help struggling families in Northern Ireland

The Family Appeal is there to help struggling families in Northern Ireland celebrate Christmas.

Run jointly by The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul, and now in its 40th year, the Family Appeal will once again support those most in need in our communities. 

Last year's appeal distributed over 40,000 gifts to children – all of which was made possible by the generosity of local people and organisations.

This Christmas, due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, members of the public and businesses are being encouraged to make a donation online at: 

Drop-off points

People across the country will still be able to donate toys but only at the following drop-off points and subject to any Covid-19 restrictions:

**Information coming soon

Ministers in Northern Ireland launching Family appeal
First Minister Arlene Foster, Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Major Paul Kingscott and Mary Waide of St Vincent de Paul.