Santy Bagel Helps One-Parent Families: Vital Christmas Helpline Launched

One-parent family organisation One Family is today delighted to announce a new partnership with itsa bagel. During December, 50 cent from every Santy Bagel sold in the four itsa bagel Dublin stores will go towards funding a special helpline service to support one-parent families over the difficult holiday period. Speaking at the launch of the helpline, Peaches Kemp, itsa bagel co-owner said ‘we are delighted to be working with One Family to reach out to families in need at Christmas. At such a happy time of year it is too easy to forget that Christmas is not always a good time for everyone. One Family are providing a vital lifeline for many families who would otherwise struggle alone during the holidays.’

itsa bagel will also be extending the challenge to its customers, who will be asked to match the itsa bagel donation with a 50 cent donation of their own.

Commenting on the new partnership and the need for such a dedicated service for one-parent families, One Family Director, Karen Kiernan, said that ‘Christmas can be a wonderful time of celebration, yet it can also be a time of enormous stress for many families. Financial strain, complicated access arrangements and strained relationships can leave many parents feeling anxious and exhausted. We are very excited to work with a partner with such a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. The unique askonefamily National Christmas Helpline will provide practical support and a listening ear for many families going through crisis and hardship this Christmas.’

askonefamily National Christmas Helpline
The National Helpline for all members of all one-parent families.
1890 66 22 12
Christmas opening hours:
10am–3pm Monday–Friday, 1–22 and 27–29 December


In addition to providing support via the helpline, One Family has also produced a Christmas Survival Guide for One-Parent Families. The Guide is available by contacting One Family on 01 6629212 or click here

It includes practical information on dealing with issues such as financial pressures and family conflict, as well as handy tips for Christmas. itsabagel will also be distributing two One Family postcards with advice on dealing with family conflict and coping when you have to spend all or part of the holidays away from your children.