Making Smiles Happen Everyday


Giving Children a Brighter Future


Teaching Life Skills

Please help support To Children with Love.
All donations are greatly appreciated.

Our Story

To Children With Love Limited (incorporating To Russia With Love Ltd) is an Irish registered charity which was founded by Dublin woman Debbie Deegan in 1998. She met a group of wonderful abandoned children in Russia suffering from a severe lack of love and made a promise to them that she would be back to help. 18 years later and over 400 trips later and she is still there. To this day she continues to carry out that promise. Over the past year Debbie has become involved with deprived children in other areas of the world including Ireland and currently To Children With Love is planning to focus on a particular project for Irish disadvantaged children. This will not affect our ongoing projects in Russia, it simply means we are bringing some of our expertise home.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to help transform the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children through programmes designed to enhance their self esteem, dignity, enabling them to feel equal to their peer group in society.

We do this through programmes designed to
– enhance children’s healthcare and education
– improve children’s living conditions
– help children overcome obstacles to achievement
– teach life skills for a brighter future

Through our child centred programmes we strive to build trust, dignity, self esteem, ability and confidence to empower children to participate as equal members of society.

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THE CHALLENGER PROGRAMME is central to the ethos of To Children With Love. This programme catches talented and promising children in severely disadvantaged areas and builds their confidence and self esteem, strengthens their education and empowers them to move forward as equal members of society.

Our project is designed to meet the needs of these marginalised and socially excluded children at the most crucial point in their lives, providing structured supports for students from 6th Class to 6th Year, to help them access Third Level education and to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.

School leavers in affluent areas of Dublin are more than six times as likely to progress to Third Level Education compared to their peers in some working class areas of the city. A study of progression rates based on Dublin’s postal codes has found that just 15% of school leavers in Dublin 17 go on to college, while 99% of those in Dublin 6 do. With your help we can change these statistics and give those marginalised children hope for a better future.

We have identified one particular school in North Dublin badly in need of our help and support – we need you to help us help them.
We are looking for generous individuals or Companies to come on board and help us finance this innovative and successful programme.
If you feel you can help with any aspect e.g. the financing this programme or encouraging employers/employees to get involved as mentors, motivational speakers, support on excursions – we will need lots of volunteers – please contact us! or call 018532920