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SVP launches appeal as online donations fall

Howard Lake | 26 November 2010 | News

As the Society of Vincent de Paul (SVP) launched its annual appeal coming up to Christmas it has revealed that its online donations are down 30% on the previous year.
SVP is one of Ireland’s largest welfare charities with an annual income of over €60 million, according to its last accounts.
The figures for 2008 showed that the charity raised €13.4 million from donations, €11.7 million from church collections and €11.1 million from legacies. Fundraising events brought in €12.9 million while net shops income was €3.7 million. The accounts show that SVP had net current assets of €64.5 million and property valued at €132 million.
Like many other charities, SVP says that calls for its help are up 50% this year in some areas.
Individuals are being asked to support the SVP Give Hope annual appeal by donating money locally in 13 regional offices or online.