One Night, One Event. Shine A Light in Your Community

On October 13th communities and groups across Ireland will bed down in their sleeping bags for one night in solidarity with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in every town and city in Ireland.

 

Propose to Shine a Light in your community and organise a sleep out in the park, community
hall, garden, carpark or streetspace. You and your community can be a part of something amazing
and raise vital funds and awareness to help Focus Ireland:

  • Prevent Homelessness
  • Support people on the brink of homelessness
  • Make a real and lasting difference to those individuals, families and children currently living in emergency accommodation

Shockingly 1 in 3 now experiencing homelessness is a child and the situation is getting worse all the time. There are now over 2500 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland. Homelessness is a frightening and shocking experience for anyone, and for a child even a short period of being out of home can have a long term and far reaching impact on their life.

Supporting this initiative will help Focus Ireland to prevent homelessness, support 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 change a life.

Take part and stand in solidarity with families and individuals experiencing homelessness and raise vital funds so that Focus Ireland can help them find and keep a safe and secure home this coming winter.
Register your interest at events@focusireland.ie or call Elizabeth on 01 881 5900

Will your community gather together to 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, children, individuals and young people living in terribly unsuitable, insecure and temporary accommodation all over Ireland. But your community can make a difference. Will you give one night to change a lifetime?

A Community Sleep-Out

Your community group and friends and neighbours, 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.

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 fundraising and 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

All you need to do now is to register your interest by e-mailing events@focusireland.ie or fill out our form below.

 

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