Christmas Hamper Donations

Every year, COPE Galway distributes over 400 Christmas hampers to families, women and men across Galway who need our support.

The hampers carry food and toiletry items, treats and gifts – all donated by individuals, businesses and organisations in our community.

Will you help fill a Christmas hamper with a difference this Christmas?

This year we are looking for new, unopened items only for the Christmas hampers. See list below or download the poster of our 2022 wish list of items people in our services do need. If you are doing a collection with family, friends or at work, download and share the list.

If you have any questions, or are planning a collection, we would love to hear from you. Call our Head Christmas Elf on 085 7475594 or email

Where can you drop off your donations?

COPE Galway’s Christmas Warehouse, Liosbaun Industrial Estate, H91 HT99
Open: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

Thank you so much to our drop off locations. Your participation makes it much easier for our community to help.

Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield,
Unit 2 Dockgate, Dock Road, Galway
H91 WD86
Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm

The Skeff
The Skeffington Arms,
Eyre Square, Galway
H91 CFX5
Open for drop off: 9am-6pm

EZ Living Furniture Galway
Terryland Retail Park,
Headford Rd, Galway
H91 F656
Open: Mon-Sat, 9:30-6pm. Sun, 12-6pm

Petworld Terryland
Terryland Retail Park,
Headford Road
H91 RW8K
Open: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm. Sun 12noon-6pm

Outback Jacks
Ballybane Industrial Estate,
Whitegate, Co. Galway
H91 VFA3
Open: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm

St. Anthony and Claddagh Credit Union
8/9 Mainguard St,
H91 YA72
Open: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm

St. Anthony and Claddagh Credit Union
Unit 8 Westside Shopping Centre, Seamus Quirke Rd, Westside, Galway H91 Y521
Open: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm

2022 Christmas Hampers Appeal Wishlist

There items will go in hampers for families with children, and individual men and women in our services. Please only donate new, unopened items for the Christmas hampers. THANK YOU.

Food Items

We receive many essential items
through other donation programs –
what we need are festive and fun
goodies and treats. Also, ready-to-
eat items that can be prepared
without an oven.

  • Boxes of Biscuits and Crackers, Crisps
  • Selection Boxes, Sweets and Chocolates
  • Soft Drinks, Hot Chocolate
  • Nutella, Peanut Butter, Marmalade
  • Instant Custard, Desserts
  • Gravy, Stuffing
  • Other Christmas treats


  • One4all Vouchers
  • Dunnes Stores Vouchers
  • Penneys Vouchers
  • Sports Direct Vouchers


(Male + Female sizes XL-S;
Children all sizes)

  • Hoodies, Sweaters, Fleece Jumpers
  • Winter Jackets/Coats
  • Underwear and Socks
  • Hats, Gloves and Scarves
  • Shoes (Male sizes 7-10,
    Female sizes 5-7, Children – all ages)
  • Pajamas and Slippers

Christmas Items

  • Christmas Napkins
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Christmas Mugs
  • Christmas Tea Towels
  • Stocking Fillers
  • Decorations

Gifts for Adults

  • Perfume Sets, Make Up Sets
  • Gift Wash Bag, Toiletry Sets
  • Socks, Gloves and Scarf Gift Sets
  • Art Sets –
  • Paint and Brushes, Oil Pastels, Pencils and Sketch Pads, Canvases, Sketch Pad, and Markers  
  • Craft Sets –
    Beads, Jewelry, Knitting Wool
  • Towel sets, Pajama/Slippers Set
  • Nice blankets
  • Headphones, Power Banks, Small Alarm Clocks, Umbrellas, Headphones, Solar Phone Chargers


  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Feminine Products
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Lip Balm
  • Disposable Razors, Shaving Foam, Aftershave
  • Face Wash, Face Cream
  • Tissues


  • Cutlery
  • Mugs, Plates, Bowls
  • Tea Towels
  • Storage Containers and Baskets (small/medium)
  • Bedside Lamps and Bulbs
  • Air Fryers
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Bath Towels

Household Products

  • Toilet Paper
  • Kitchen Paper
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Counter Sprays

Gifts for Children

Please ensure that activities are suitable for completing in very limited accommodation – i.e. doesn’t need a kitchen to complete, a big area, outdoors or make a lot of mess

  • Activity sets –
    Colouring Books, Drawing, Art sets, Jewellery, Make up, Board Games, Notebooks, Stationary Sets, Lego
  • Toys
    Children in our services benefit from our wonderful partnership with the Galway Giving Tree who ensure that each child receive a “wish” . We love to make Christmas extra special for our children and would be especially grateful for gifts for older children. They are usually in shorter supply.

Baby Care Items

  • Nappies (various sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Nappy Bags
  • Nappy Cream
  • Vaseline
  • Sudocream

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