Nadia Jones, a 3rd-year International Business and Languages student at TU Dublin, is running a fantastic initiative called Direct Provision Donation collecting donations of personal hygiene and cleaning products for people living in Direct Provision Centres.
Nadia and Tilly Heneghan, a graduate of UCD, set up Direct Provision Donations three weeks ago and have already organised eight collection points across Ireland to collect items such as toiletries and essential hygiene products.
Tilly focused on Direct Provision in Ireland throughout her studies while Nadia after spending her spare time learning about the system decided to set up a donation box outside her house. Then they came together to set up a Go Fund Me page and the Instagram page @dpdonations.
Speaking about the initiative, Nadia Jones, said, "Since I began collecting personal hygiene and cleaning products for Direct Provision Centres just three weeks ago, this campaign has gone from strength-to-strength we have raised over €20,000 in donations. I am reaching out to the TU Dublin community of students, staff and graduates to seek their support in raising more urgent funds for the over 7,000 people living in Direct Provision Centres in Ireland. If you would like to help, you can donate on our Go Fund Me page or drop off items at one of our 20 collection points in 8 counties across Ireland."
For a list of the collection points, visit https://www.instagram.com/dpdonations/.