You can transform the lives of families facing homelessness by leaving a gift in your will.
Every year, compassionate and thoughtful people like you leave the gift of a legacy to Focus Ireland in their will.
These extraordinary gifts secure the future of critical services needed by families, children, and young people who are at risk of homelessness.
Your pledge will ensure that your values of humanity, integrity, and compassion live on in the care that each family, child, and young person receives.
The promise of a gift in your will is the most meaningful and impactful way of making a lasting difference in communities across Ireland.
Please download a copy of our brochure here for further information.
Our dedicated Legacy Officer, Cian Dikker, can guide you through the options open to you, with no obligation to commit.
Legacy Inquiry Form
“I was someone who needed help over two decades ago. All the problems just hit at the same time. Suddenly – I was in total shock – my two kids and me had nowhere to go. I had never thought I’d be someone without a home. Focus Ireland was there for us. The right place, the right people, the right time. I’ll never forget what they did. They saved our lives. Today my son is in college and my daughter is working. That’s why I’m determined to leave something in my will for future generations like me.”
Finally, I felt I could offer people something.
There will always be people who need our help.
Interested in learning more about leaving a legacy?
Simply fill out this form and we’ll get in touch with more information.
By promising to leave a gift in your will, you can join a community of supporters securing the future of the life-changing work started by Sr. Stan over 35 years ago.
Her passion and fight for justice still drive our work today.
Get in touch with Cian
How do I leave a gift in my will to Focus Ireland?
To leave a gift in your will, instruct your solicitor to include a percentage or fixed amount of your estate to
‘Focus Ireland, 9-12 High Street, Dublin 8 Registered Charity Number: 20015107’.
If you do not yet have a solicitor, please reach out Cian Dikker, Legacy Officer, who can advise on a free will writing service available online with a voucher that can be sent on to you.
Why should I leave a gift in my will to Focus Ireland?
By promising to leave a gift in your will, you can join a community of supporters securing the future of the life-changing work started by Sr. Stan over 35 years ago. Her passion and fight for justice still drive our work today. Your pledge will ensure that your values of humanity, integrity, and compassion live on in the care that each family, child, and young person receives.
The promise of a gift in your will is the most meaningful and impactful way of making a lasting difference in communities across Ireland. Every year, Focus Ireland works with over 14,000 customers across Ireland, including over 4,300 children at risk of homelessness.
When should I make a will?
You can make a will at any time. Many people choose to create or update their will at important moments in their lives, such as when they move home, become parents, or retire.
It is important to make a will so that your wishes are respected and your assets are distributed among the people and organisations that are important to you.
What information does my solicitor need in order to include a gift to Focus Ireland in my will?
When you are meeting with your solicitor to devise your will, you will need the name, address, and registered charity number of Focus Ireland to ensure your wishes are clear. These are as follows:
9-12 High Street
Registered Charity Number: 20015107
Do I need to share information about my will with Focus Ireland?
Your will is a private document and you do not need to share any information about your will with Focus Ireland if you do not wish to. However, if you have left a gift to Focus Ireland in your will, informing us about the substance of this gift can help us plan for the future. In addition, when you inform us of your plans, we can keep you up to date on our work and invite you to special events.
Who will be helped by my gift?
Your gift will be used in Focus Ireland services across Ireland. It could help a family through our Family Homeless Action Team, help a young person continue their education through our PETE service, or provide a safe home in which children can build happy lives.
‘Every day, with the help of generous supporters like you, children, families, and young people are empowered to move on from homelessness. By leaving a gift in your will, you can leave so much more than a financial contribution. You are telling those who need support, and those on the front line, that help is coming from wonderful people who believe in our mission to end homelessness.’ – Ciara Carty, Director of Services
If you wish to specify how your gift will be used, please contact Cian Dikker, Legacy Officer, on 086 103 3130 to discuss how we can ensure your wishes are realised.
How will Focus Ireland manage my gift?
In choosing to leave a gift to Focus Ireland, you are making a promise to be there for families, children, and young people at risk of homelessness. We make the following promises to you so you can be certain of what to expect from us.
- We promise to use your gift diligently and prudently so that it has the greatest impact on families, children, and young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
- We recognise that your loved ones; family and friends come first and we promise to treat them with the utmost respect, sensitivity and courtesy at all times.
- Leaving a legacy is a private and personal decision and yours alone. We respect your right to change it at any time in the future.
- You don’t need to tell us that you have chosen to leave a gift in your Will, but if you do so, we would love to thank you and keep you updated about our work and include you in any events of interest to you.
We are always happy to talk to you about your gift or answer any questions you may have about the work of Focus Ireland. You can speak to our Legacy Officer, Cian Dikker on 086 103 3130 at any time to learn more about the difference your gift can make.
How can I learn more about leaving a gift in my will?
Please reach out Cian Dikker, our dedicated Legacy Officer who can answer any further questions you may have.
You can reach Cian on 086 103 3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, a brochure with further information is available to download here.
Draft your will for free
Focus Ireland is a charity partner of www.lawonline.ie which was set up to enable people to draft their own legal documents online. By using this website you can draft a wide range of legal documents, including making or amending your Will.
As a Focus Ireland supporter we want to offer you the chance to write or amend your Will free of charge using LawOnline’s Will and Codicil online drafting service. Also having made your Will, if you would like it to be reviewed by one of LawOnline’s solicitors, you can avail of this additional service at a significantly reduced fee. You don’t have to include Focus Ireland in your Will to take advantage of this service, but we would love it if you do.
How it works:
Call or email to receive a voucher code
Simply call Cian Dikker on 086 103 3130 or email email@example.com to receive a voucher code to avail of the offer. We will send you a voucher code which will be valid for at least two months.
Once you have received your voucher code from us, follow the link in the email to make or amend your will.
You may find the following easy-to-read guides and “how-to” videos useful in preparing to make or amend your Will.
In Memory giving
Making an In Memory donation is a meaningful way to pay tribute to a family member, friend or loved one while giving the greatest gift to those at risk of homelessness – the gift of hope.
As well as sending you a letter of thanks, we can send an In Memory card on your behalf to the family or a nominated recipient.
If you would like to make an In Memory donation and send a card, please call us 01 881 5930 and ask for our Community Team or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to donate directly now, you can do so by clicking here: DONATE.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult life events. By making a gift in their name you are honouring their life, and making a difference to those who are experiencing hardship due to homelessness. Thank you for considering Focus Ireland.
Donations in lieu of flowers or hold a collection
You can make a request that in lieu of flowers at the funeral or memorial service, contributions be made to Focus Ireland. You can let your friends and family know your wishes by including it in any funeral announcements.
An example of this would be:
“We kindly request donations in lieu of flowers to be sent to Focus Ireland, you can donate online here or by phoning 01 881 5930″.