One for Ireland campaign aiming to raise €1 million for homeless charities

Part of the proceeds will go to the Dublin Simon Community

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Dublin Simon Community are proud to announce that they are one of the selected charities that will be supported by the One for Ireland nationwide campaign on Friday 29th April.

The campaign, which is being run by the Irish Youth Foundation, aims to raise €1million in just one day. The money raised will then be used to directly improve the lives of children and young people who are experiencing homelessness and living in emergency accommodation.

One for Ireland are calling on the public to get involved and support the campaign by donating just €1 when they make a transaction at participating retailers, petrol stations and coffee shops around the country. There are currently over 1,500 stories involved in the nationwide campaign, and every customer will be asked to donate after their purchase.

One for Ireland have chosen a charity to represent each region in the country. The Dublin Simon Community have been selected as the charity for the Dublin North Region.

One for Ireland will be supporting the Dublin Simon Community’s Participation and Development (P&D) service which supports the educational, vocational, personal development and health & wellbeing needs of people over 18 years of age and who are experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. Participation and Development is a wraparound service for all clients of Dublin Simon Community. P&D provides literacy classes, personal development programmes, health and wellbeing programmes and promotes the active involvement of clients in the organisation. Through availing of this service clients can develop skills, interests, motivation, self-esteem, confidence and social networks while also increasing their employability.   

P&D focuses on Quality of Life outcomes (social inclusion, personal development, health and wellbeing and employability). The overall mission is that clients gain the confidence to be effective in their daily lives both as an individual and as contributing members of society. This service consists of three areas: Client Involvement, Literacy & Personal Development and Health & Wellbeing. You can read more about the Dublin Simon Community’s P&D services here.

If you would like to get involved and support the One for Ireland campaign, then click here to find your nearest participating store.

Don’t worry if you aren’t planning on shopping on Friday 29th April. You can also make a donation to the campaign through online shopping (PayPal), cheque and bank transfer and online via the One for Ireland website.

You can also follow the campaign on Twitter: @OneforIreland and on Facebook: One for Ireland.

Irish golfer Shane Lowry helped to launch the campaign early this month.

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