Trócaire has asked parishioners in the Diocese of Derry to return their Trócaire boxes to their local parish in the coming days so that donations can be put to work as soon as possible.
"Once again people in Northern Ireland including teachers, students, families, individuals and parishioners, are making a huge difference to our much-needed projects overseas that reach those who otherwise would struggle to grow food, send their children to school or protect their human rights," said Kevin Donnelly, Trócaire's regional manager.
"This life-changing work is only possible through the generosity of people here at home. Parishes across the diocese will receive returned Trócaire boxes and we would be extremely grateful if anyone who has a Trócaire box at home or in work could kindly drop it back to their local parish so we can start putting these generous donations into action," said Kevin Donnelly.
To make a donation to the Lenten campaign 2017 log on to www.trocaire.org or call 0800 912 1200.