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, 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.
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 as a result there was a huge demand for its return for Christmas 2021.
AnPost are kindly offering freepost until 31/12/2021 (packages up to 2kg) and so we invite you to get onboard the kindness train… click the red “connect with a resident today” button at the top of the home and follow the online instructions, so that you too can send a little gift to a resident and let them know that you are thinking of them.
carepack.ie – spreading kindness one resident at a time!
Please check the FAQ for the answers to many of your questions – how tos, what to send and when to send can all be found there. Happy carepacking!
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 three teenagers. Geraldine, better known as Ger, is currently studying Graphic Design, specialising in adobe and has extensive experience and training in social media marketing and is PRO for the local Soccer club, GAA club & LGFA club in addition to managing her own profile page where she shares short stories and poetry. Ger has a kind heart and is forever drawn to a good cause, nothing motivates her into action like seeing another person suffering. Her enthusiasm to do something about it, always manages to convince others to join the cause.
Stephen Griffin is a native of Galway City but lives in Corrandulla, Co. Galway with his wife Martina and their four Children. Stephen works as a Web Development Project Manager with Acton BV in Ennis, Co. Clare. 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”.