Join CEO’s, GM’s and MD’s at the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin or Cork’s historic Spike Island for a socially distant Shine A Light Night event this October 16th. Give one night to shine a light on homelessness and sign up now to sleep out and raise vital funds for people experiencing homelessness across Ireland. We ask our Business Leaders to aim for a target of €5,000 to help our vital work.
Join your colleagues and other companies across Ireland to sleep-out and give one night to shine a light on homelessness. You can join one of our socially distant corporate events in 1. Dublin, Iveagh Gardens 2. Cork, Spike Island 3. Wexford, National Heritage Park 4. Limerick, King John’s Castle 5. The Showgrounds, home of Sligo Rovers Football Club. You can also host your own socially distant sleep-out in your workplace or at home on October 16th. We ask our corporate teams to aim for a target of €1,000 each to help our vital work.
Join your friends, family and communities across Ireland for a simulated sleep-out this Friday October 16th. From the safety and security of your own home or garden, you can sleep-out to help raise vital funds for people experiencing homelessness. Give one night to shine a light on homelessness and aim for a target of €250 to help our vital work. To learn more about hosting your own simulated sleep-out check our FAQ here.
Bord Gáis Energy has been supporting Focus Ireland since 2015 and 2020 marks our second year of the sponsorship of the fundraising campaign Shine A Light Night.
Over the last five years, Bord Gais have learnt the importance of giving back to those who need our help most, with our employees, stakeholders and customers joining us in volunteering efforts – something which has proved incredibly important in creating a meaningful CSR partnership with Focus Ireland. The collective efforts of these groups has raised over €5.2 million through the Shine A Light campaign and Bord Gáis Energy has committed more than €2.4 million to help combat family homelessness
Together, with the support of Bord Gáis Energy and your amazing fundraising, we’re aiming to raise €1.3 million in 2020 to support people experiencing homelessness across the country.
Focus Ireland has always been fortunate to receive overwhelming support from the business community to support people who are experiencing homelessness. As the homelessness crisis continues amidst a public health emergency, we need your help more than ever.
• 9,335 people are homeless in Ireland.
• 3,073 are children
• The Focus Ireland Family Homeless Action Team moved 80 families with 150 children out of homelessness since the start of the Covid-19 public health emergency.
• Since the Covid-19 public health emergency, our front line staff have had to adapt quickly to a 40% increase in demand for our services and we believe that this demand will continue to increase as the economic impact of the virus is felt on society.
With your support Focus Ireland can move a family out of homelessness into a secure home of their own. We reach families who are facing critical situations early to help prevent them from becoming homeless. We also offer long term solutions to people experiencing homelessness to ensure they do not re-enter homelessness.
Sign up with your company and join us, Bord Gais Energy and many our company supporters below on Shine A Light Night 2020!