Shine A Light At Work

One night, one event - Shine a Light of Hope. On Friday October 12th, staff in companies large and small all around Ireland will bed down for one night at work – in the car park, in the garden, on the roof, in the lobby. Join your colleagues and stand in solidarity with families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Registration for Shine a Light 2019 will open in Summer 2019

A Business Workplace Sleep-Out

You and your colleagues can be a part of something amazing! Focus Ireland is working to bring about real and lasting change for the people who need our help. We are committed to preventing homelessness and supporting people into secure homes. Your support will allow us to reach people on the brink of homelessness and make a real and lasting difference to those individuals, families and children currently living in emergency accommodation. Your support will have an impact and will change lives.

Shine a Light Sleep-out at Work

Last year staff from companies such as Bord Gáis Energy, Facebook, RTÉ and many more slept-out at work and raised vital funds to support Focus Ireland’s work helping families, young people and individuals find and keep a safe and secure home.

Will you give one night to change a lifetime?

When many of us think of homelessness we think of people we see sleeping rough in doorways and on the streets. This is only part of a much greater issue. There are families, single men, and single women living in unsuitable, insecure and temporary accommodation all over Ireland. But you can make a difference. Will you give one night to change a lifetime?

Get Your Company Involved

By taking part and raising funds you are providing vital support to people on the brink of homelessness, allowing Focus Ireland to reach families who are facing these situations early to ensure they have the support they need to keep their home.

In 2017, there were companies all over Ireland taking part in Shine a Light Night. The money raised allowed us to reach families with the right information, at the right time, to help prevent them from becoming homeless. We know that in order to be able to tackle this crisis effectively, we must prevent families from becoming homeless.

We need your support to reach further and support more families.

Propose taking part in Shine a Light at Work to your Charity/Social Committee, HR or CEO, whoever is most appropriate.

The Practicalities

This is a fully supported event. Focus Ireland will work with you to:

  • To set up a bespoke fundraising page
  • Provide you with an event pack to help you with the logistics of the night itself
  • Provide digital banners, an e-tag, social media content and other promotional material so you can spread the word of your involvement and gather support far and wide

Some of the companies taking part


More than 400 Business leaders have raised €3 MILLION. Join them in 2018.