About carepack.ie

carepack.ie is the coming together of a great idea and a great website and two caring hearts, Geraldine Monaghan & Stephen Griffin, who wanted to make the world a less lonely place for our most senior citizens in the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020.

What started out as a simple idea on Geraldine’s facebook page, very quickly became a good will movement that swept the Republic and Northern Ireland and resulted in 13,000 full-time residents of care homes connecting with kind strangers who sent them little gifts for Christmas 2020, and a whopping 20,000 residents in 2021!

It was a gesture of kindness that showed each resident that while they may have to isolate away safely during the pandemic, they most certainly were not out of our thoughts and our hearts. The initiative was very well received by residents, their families, the care home staff and the volunteers who took part in 2020 and 2021 and as a result there was a huge demand for its return for Christmas 2022.

carepack 2022 has been another massive success with close to 21,000 residents around Ireland receiving a gift as a result of this simple idea. We are now closed for 2022 and no more residents will be added.

AnPost are kindly offering freepost until 31/12/2022 (packages up to 1kg) and so we ask you to please stay onboard the kindness train and post that carepack – your resident is depending on you…

carepack.ie – spreading kindness one resident at a time!

Please check the FAQ (under the INFO tab) for the answers to many of your questions – how tos, what to send and when to send can all be found there. Happy carepacking!

carepack.ie is fully voluntary and does not accept monetary donations.

About Geraldine & Stephen


Geraldine Monaghan is a native of Shrule Co. Mayo, living just over the border in Caherlistrane, Co. Galway with her husband John and their three teenagers. Geraldine, better known as Ger, has recently qualified in Graphic Design, specialising in Adobe and has extensive experience and training in social media marketing, management and public relations. Ger also manages her own profile page where she shares her short stories and poetry. Ger’s kind heart is always motivated into action for a good cause. She also initiated the Galway Homeless Appeal, which went viral and spilt across the country in 2015 & 2016.


Stephen Griffin is a native of Galway City but lives in Corrandulla, Co. Galway with his wife Martina and their four Children. He has worked in IT for over 20 years and has extensive Web Development experience. Stephen is a Leader with the 26th Kilcoona Galway Scout Group and volunteers his IT and web services and expertise to various local organisations. Stephen has a good heart and believes in giving back… he puts it simply, “it’s nice to be nice”.