On the #LongestDay, take the time to do something for people who are homeless

The Dublin Simon Community’s #LongestDay is an annual day of action on June 21st. The longest day of the year, with the most hours of sunlight for many, is a day of possibility and activity. People take time to enjoy the longer day with friends and family; doing simple and everyday things that some may take for granted.

However, when you’re trapped in homelessness with no place to call home, you are forced to go without the simplest comforts and the days can be isolating, endless and relentless; you are living minute to minute and every day can seem like the #LongestDay of the year.

How You Can Help

This June 21st we are organising a day of action and encouraging people to take the time out of their day to make a donation or organise a summer party or an event of your choice. Taking the time to do something will go towards Dublin Simon Community’s life saving resources.

Fifty years ago, Simon began with a friendly face and a hot cup of soup. Because of people like you believing in us, today we provide a range of services, helping people at every step along their journey home.

Organise a Longest Day Event

Take the time out of your #LongestDay to donate or organise an event or fundraiser with your friends or family, in your community, workplace, school or college. From hosting a barbeque or summer party, to organising a bake sale, coffee morning or clothes swap, no event is too big or small!

The Dublin Simon Community events team will be on hand to ensure your event is a success – from getting your idea off the ground to maximising the income on the day.

Simply get in touch with Steven on 01 472 2133 or email stevenshort@dubsimon.ie and we’ll chat about your plans. We’ll also send you out a Longest Day Fundraising Pack to help make your event a success!

Longest Day Fundraising Packs

  • Simon Sunglasses
  • Simon Buckets
  • Balloons
  • Invites

Make a Donation

By making a donation you can have a lasting impact on our services, helping us to respond to the current crisis and ensuring people have the support they so vitally need.

Donate Now

Throughout the #LongestDay Dublin Simon Community will have a day of online activity, where we will share testimonials from clients on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to illustrate the lonely and isolating nature of being homeless or at risk. Each quote will be shared with the hashtag #LongestDay. Please support the campaign by liking our content online and sharing it with your friends and family!

Below you’ll also see a gallery of images that convey our client’s stories and experiences of homelessness.