Working with Children at Home & Abroad

Building Brighter Futures

The Rising Tide Project

The To Children With Love charity is now closed as of Valentine’s Day 2022

We chose this date to mark the love that has flowed from both you and us to thousands of children over the past quarter of a century. What started out as a one-year plan, ended up drawing us all in for much longer than we ever dreamed it would. Russia has been kind to us and the children we have cared for have brought us so much joy, it is indescribable. The lion’s share of our work there is done, but we still have children in institutions who we will personally continue to visit and help beyond the closure of the charity. Donations can still be made until this date with all proceeds going to the orphanage. Continue

Our Irish programme, The Rising Tide Project will continue privately. Continue

Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to support young people to achieve their full potential in education, employment and life.  
Social exclusion and educational inequality negatively impacts the lives of young people reducing their self belief, dignity and well being.  
Our targeted programmes enhance young people’s self esteem, life skills and qualifications, helping them to forge fulfilled lives within their communities and beyond. 
Our programmes have been developed over a 20-year period working with young people nationally and internationally.

Our Story

To Children With Love Limited is an Irish registered charity founded by Dublin woman Debbie Deegan in 1998.  She met a group of abandoned children in a Russian orphanage suffering from a severe lack of love and made a promise to them that she would be back to help.  The charity was formed and 21 years later, she and her team are still by their side.  Since then they have reached out to thousands more children in the same situation.  To this day she continues to carry out that promise, the children feel loved and have achieved huge success in their lives.  The cycle of abandonment has been well and truly broken.

In 2015 To Children With Love took its wealth of experience of working with young people and launched its pilot Irish project The Rising Tide Project for a DEIS band one school in Dublin.  This project runs parallel to the many other programmes of To Children With Love.  It simply means we have brought our expertise home.

We are delighted to share Debbie’s TEDx TALK, which took place at Kingston-Upon-Thames 11 January 2020

TEDx ‘Cut Through The Noise’

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We have two ‘With Love’ shops in Portmarnock and Fairview filled with an array of new and pre-loved designer and high street clothing and homeware.  We also sell online at

View our charity shop page


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