Dublin Simon Community’s #LongestDay campaign returns, and reminds us to give back

Campaign urges the public to take some time on the longest day of the year, to help people facing homelessness.

The annual Dublin Simon Community #LongestDay campaign, now in its fourth year, returns on the 21 June 2019 aiming to build on the success of previous years. The campaign encourages the public to take some time out of their busy day, to remember those facing homelessness and help raise vital funds, all while enjoying some time with family and friends.

The #LongestDay campaign is a day of action. People can get involved by organising coffees and cakes in the office, gathering friends, family or colleagues for a summer party or BBQ, or simply just taking the time to donate online. The possibilities are endless and no donation or event is too small or big. All donations raised from the 21 June, will allow Dublin Simon Community to continue their efforts to support people experiencing homelessness through their vital housing, emergency, health and support services.

Speaking on the success of last year’s campaign, Community & Events Manager, James Phelan said “The longest day of the year is a symbolic day for this important and ever growing campaign. For many, it’s a day to enjoy the extra daylight, meeting up with friends and family, however when you’re homeless, you are forced to go without the simplest comforts and the days can be isolating, tiring, and never ending. For many experiencing homelessness, every day is the #LongestDay of the year. We are asking people to take some time on that day, to support the thousands of adults, families and children currently experiencing homelessness.”

Throughout the #LongestDay Dublin Simon Community will share stories behind the statistics. Each personal experience will be shared with the hashtag #LongestDay.

“You’d just love to be normal. Sitting there looking at people going by going to work or bringing their children to school, everything’s just passing you by. It’s hard.”For more information on the Longest Day, please go to www.dubsimon.ie or find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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