Room to Improve
The main concept of “Room to Improve” is that a company will recruit staff volunteers for their project and choose a service they would like to help.
They work with us on a brief for the project and cover all costs of their volunteer day including paint, materials and soft furnishings. Room to Improve allows volunteers to create a new environment. By visiting a service and meeting people who are experiencing homelessness, it allows for a better understanding of the work that Dublin Simon Community carry out. It helps to build stronger relationships with supporters and donors, while creating a homely and welcoming environment for people accessing homeless services. It is a great team building day, improving staff morale and encouraging team work.
Help us in a practical way with a stock sorting session where your team will assist our charity shops directly by preparing donated items for distribution.
Stock the Shops
Your unwanted items may be someone else’s treasures! Hold a clothing or toiletries collection in your office Simon shops. Help Dublin Simon Community stock our shops by donating quality items which can be re-used and re-cycled! The majority of materials donated go directly to people accessing our services, with any remaining items being sold. Tell your team you will be holding a collection and decide on what type eg clothing or toiletries. Why not even choose a theme like Bric-a-brac or Winter Woollies? If you are not sure what collection you would like to organise, please contact us and we will check with our services what is currently needed. All funds raised go directly back into helping us provide vital services for people experiencing homelessness.
Share Your Skills
We are looking for individuals, companies and groups to share their skills, talent and expertise with us. By donating your time and skills you can participate in this cost-saving initiative. So whether your company has the best salespeople around or you’re the best electrician in the business who wants to lend a hand we want you to share your skills and support Simon.
Share Your Skills was originally developed for companies to support people accessing Dublin Simon Services with external training and development opportunities. A number of initiatives have taken place through this such as computer classes, interview skills training and dressing for interviews.
While this initiative is still available to people accessing our services we have expanded the programme as a cost savings initiative so that companies supporting Dublin Simon can give us access to skilled areas that we might need for training up staff or for when working on new projects internally. Contact us today for more information.
Charity of Choice
By adopting Dublin Simon as your company’s Charity of Choice, you can build a strong personal relationship with one of Dublin’s best-known charities. Adopting Dublin Simon Community as your preferred charity over a period of time will help to forge a more personal relationship with us, as well as a greater understanding of the work we do. It will facilitate the time it takes for your company to get the full benefit from a sustained relationship. Dublin Simon Community will work to develop a programme of activities that match your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
Corporate giving is a vital source of support to Dublin Simon Community. All corporate donations to Dublin Simon Community are eligible for tax relief at the corporate rate, reducing the actual cost of the donation. Corporate donations can be made to support any individual service you can also allocate your donation to a specific project or you can sponsor one of our many fundraising events.
Gifts in Kind
In kind sponsorship are very welcome whether they be products or services. Whether you want to donate CSR Corporate Charity a Christmas Hamper or help us to stock our shops by holding a collection day in your office we will work with you to determine the optimum Gifts in Kind required to assist us in achieving our goals.