For one night on Friday, October 18th, you and your colleagues can shine a light of hope at your work place.
Sleep-out in the office, lobby, car park or garden and join with companies around Ireland in the fight against homelessness.
If you can’t sleep out at your workplace, join staff from other companies at our fully organised events in:
– Dublin, The Iveagh Gardens
– Cork, Spike Island
– Limerick, King John’s Castle
– Waterford, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre
– Wexford, Innovate Park
– Sligo, City Hall
Speaking at the launch of Shine A Light Night Catherine O’Kelly, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy said, “The current homeless crisis in towns and communities across Ireland is the worst it has ever been. It is heart-breaking that 3,821 children in Ireland today have no home. The team and I in Bord Gáis Energy are committed to supporting Focus Ireland in the crucial work it does to help alleviate the factors that cause homelessness and increase support for those who are at risk of losing their home”. The sponsorship is in addition to the energy company’s ongoing partnership with the charity which since 2015 has seen Bord Gáis Energy donate more than €2.4m to help combat family homelessness.
To find out more about how Bord Gåis Energy support Focus Ireland please click here
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?
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.
This is a fully supported event. Focus Ireland will work with you to:
Since 2012, Shine A light Night has raised over €4 MILLION. Be part of something special and help fight homelessness today.