Supported Charity Projects
This page contains each of our charities projects which are each valued at €10,000. Before you buy your next packet of sweets or cigarettes or even head down to your local for a drink then just remember this. For giving €2.00, you can help buy goods and services for our Irish National charities, all in one go!!
Your money is not wasted on administration overheads costs or anything other than going directly to the charities that need your support. Text or go on-line today and help our charities reach their target
HELP US TRAIN 340 ELDERLY PEOPLE TO USE THE INTERNET & MOBILE PHONES
Today more than ever before Irish people are suffering from isolation and turn to Age Action looking for support. Sean, one of our Silver Surfers who is 98, his family have all immigrated. He lives alone, and does not have many people calling to his house. He is not as mobile as he used to be as he no longer drives and walking causes him pain. Sean was very lonely and felt isolated! Sean came to one of our Getting Started Classes and was introduced to computers and the internet. He took to it like a duck to water. Now Sean is in weekly contact with his children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren who are based in Australia and America. He gets to see his children every week, something he never thought he would do again. Clio his little 5 year old Great Granddaughter did her ballet for him last week on Skype, they are great friends!
HELP US PROVIDE 500 HOURS EMERGENCY RESPITE FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOME
While we provide in-home respite for carers in regular on-going need of a weekly break to prevent carer burn-out (these allocated hours must be carefully managed) we are also asked on short notice for help when a carer is in immediate need of respite on a short-term basis, where there’s nobody else to step in. We’d like to help on a short-term basis when families first bring patients home from hospital, to help them manage transition and become accustomed to caring for their loved-one at home.We are also often asked for help when a carer is in immediate need of respite on a short-term basis to visit their doctor, have surgery, take a training course in home-care, attend to family needs, or other important issues.
HELP US PROVIDE WORKSHOPS TO PARENTS OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN
Last year, DeafHear ran a pilot series of workshops for parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. The workshops which were held regionally provided parents with information on key issues and they also gave them the opportunity to meet with other parents. DeafHear would like to run these workshops throughout the year with money raised through Charity 25
HELP US PROVIDE FREE SUMMER CAMPS FOR 3500 CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
Enable Ireland run a number of initiatives, Summer Camps, weekends away for teenagers, a Children’s Christmas Party, play mornings and parents plus mornings to mention just a few. However, in the current climate of funding cuts, we are really struggling to meet the costs of running these activities. With your help we would love to develop these initiatives. Ideally we would love to establish a number of programmes within our services, including a Sports Programme, Art Therapy and Respite Activity Weekends and Camps.
HELP US PURCHASE A NEW CT MACHINE FOR HTT SCREENING
The Grace Nolan Foundation want to establish & fund The National HHT Screening and Treatment Centre in Ireland with the assistance of the said medical personnel and for the common good of the Irish public, and to fund a Patient Co-Ordinator and equipment for this centre on a continual basis (opened January 2003 at the University Mercy Hospital Cork). The hospital requires a new CT machine which will be used by the HHT centre as well as other uses within the radiology dept. for other illnesses. For HHT sufferers it helps in the screening and diagnosis for AVM's in the lungs. The newer the machine the more detail they can find on the size and location of the AVMS which are life threatening.
HELP US PROVIDE MENTAL WELL-BEING COURSEE THAT WILL HELP 3000 PEOPLE WITH THEIR WELL-BEING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
We at Grow operate 4 week courses around the country for the general public tailored to meet the requirements of those aged between 18 and 25 years, and older. We deliver programme specifically to people dealing with issues that affect them directly. We have run a number of the programmes throughout the country and on average we have had 30 people per programme. All money received from Charity 25 will go to funding these projects.
HELP US DEVELOP AND PROVIDE 10,000 CARERS AND THEIR FAMILES WITH GUIDE BOOKS TO FAMILES AFFECTED BY BRAIN INJURY
Headway wants development Information Pack sfor families, professionals and people with acquired brain injury. Despite huge identified need in relation to head injuries there is still much confusion in relation to brain injury, which is an often hidden and complex condition that affects an estimated 13, 000 families in Ireland every year. Our project will address some essential needs through the provision of a new Information resource, comprising a folder containing a carer and family guidebook and information sheets on various topics associated with brain injury. The guide will provide information about brain injury, some of the common consequences of brain injury and offer practical tips and strategies for coping with the longer term consequences.
HELP US RAISE MONEY TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE
Motor Neurone Disease is an incurable debilitating condition leaving people unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted; walking may become virtually impossible. The IMNDA provides a wide variety of specialist medical equipment and appliances on loan free to clients. These items are funded through fundraising initiatives and donations to the Association. €10,000 would cover the cost of a Quickie Salsa M Power Wheelchair. The use of a powered wheelchair plays a vital role in improving quality of life and enabling our clients to live as active, independent citizens within their community for as long as possible
HELP US PROVIDE NIGHT TIME NURSE CARE FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES
The “Nurses for Night Care Service” means that patients with conditions other than cancer can access a night nursing service which allows them to remain at home during their last days and in some cases facilitates their choice to die at home. Night time can be a vulnerable time for patients and families, with few services available to them. This service maintains the continuity of care that the patient has experienced during the day, supported by the palliative home care team and surrounded by family. For many years there has been a high quality and responsive night nursing service in place for people with cancer, provided by the Irish Cancer Society. They generously allow us to access their highly trained network of nurses to provide the same service to patients with illnesses other than cancer who are being cared for at home during their last days.
HELP US KIT OUT 100 GUIDE DOG PUPPIES WITH A LEAD, COLLARS, JACKETS AND GROOMING
We rely on the generosity of the public for over 85% of our income, this is primarily received through voluntary donations and fundraising. It will cost over €4.2 million to run our organisation this year. From the outset, the organisation was based on the principle of making our services available to all: we do not charge for any of our services or for the lifetime of support provided to clients. We are delighted to be a part of Charity 25, the money raised will go toward equipment for our puppies in training. Each of our dogs spends approximately a year with a ‘puppy walker’ (a volunteer who takes the dog into their home and is a vital part of each dogs training). Dogs need the following to complete and assist them in their first year; lead, collar, jacket and grooming equipment this costs over €100 per pup.
HELP US TRAIN 15 NEW VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH VULENRABLE CHILDREN
The ISPCC want to train 15 new volunteers to work with 15 vulnerable children around Ireland through the ISPCC Mentoring Support Programme. Each child that is engaged with the Mentoring Support Programme requires to be paired with an ISPCC volunteer mentor. An ISPCC Mentor must complete the ISPCC Volunteer Training Programme. The Training Programme is 16 sessions in length and takes place over 8 weeks, 2 evenings per week. Each volunteer is individually interviewed and Garda vetted prior to taking up service with the ISPCC Mentoring Programme.
HELP US COMPUTERISE OUR NATIONAL AND LOCAL OFFICES ALLOWING US TO BE MORE EFFICENT IN PROVIDING HELP TO OUR MEMBERS
MDI badly need new computers for the MDI offices nationwide and the MDI House and National Resource Centre for Muscular Dystrophy and Allied Muscular Conditions in Chapelizod, Dublin. The computers will be used to improve efficiency of the administration service and will be available to members to use for education and work related areas
HELP US PURCHASE 2 "TILT" IN SHOWER CHAIRS FOR OUR REST BITE CENTRES
The MS Care Centre, located in Rathgar, is a long established place of rest, relaxation and dedicated professional services and therapies for those living with MS. The Centre is a ‘home away from home’ encouraging the person with MS to take some time out and allowing the family and/or carers to take to break. Respite allows the person to access services not often available in their own community. The Centre Offers short-term respite care to 450 adults each year, offering therapeutic services and neurological assessments to people with Multiple Sclerosis, and other neurological conditions from all counties of Ireland. Respite is an essential part of lifes journey for a pwMS and their families.We urgently need 2 buy 2 “Tilt in” Shower chairs for the centre and money donated by Charity 25 will help us do this
HELP US PRODUCE A DVD TO HELP DIAGNOSE MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
The Myasthenia Gravis Association requires funding for the production of a Medical DVD to help medical professionals to diagnose and treat MG patients and our information pack which is supplied to newly diagnosed MG patients. Also, a multi-function colour photocopier. This would enable us to get small print runs done from the office, keeping people in touch with vital information or printing posters for smaller events. MGA is a small charity supporting over 500 members and trying to reach out to so many more that are not aware of our association and the support we can provide. All funds given to us by Charity 25 will go to this project only
HELP US BUY A BUS FOR OUR MEMBERS LIVING IN THE RURAL COMMUNITY
The Third Age bus is of vital importance to our members and is used by over 1,100people annually. The members of Third Age are older people aged 60-90 living in mainly rural areas. Their membership of Third Age and their involvement in our many activities helps them to stay engaged and connected with life. Many members are part of our volunteer corps. Working as volunteers on our national, regional and local programmes adds immeasurably to their sense of satisfaction and self-worth, and the programmes they contribute to benefit the communities they live in. YAll money given to us by Charity 25 will go towards us purchasing a new bus for people who rely on our services
HELP THE VARIETY CLUB OF IRELAND BUY A WHEELCHAIR SWING
A Variety ‘Liberty’ Swing, is a swing that a child or young adult in a wheelchair can go on without having to be lifted out of their chair. It is Variety Ireland’s ambition to put one in every County in Ireland and the Variety Crew (who are all volunteers) will continue to work hard to fulfil this dream. Each one costs Є15k. The award-winning, world's safest and most recognised swing for children and adults in wheelchairs is both therapeutic and fun! . All funds given to Variety Ireland will go to purchasing one of these swings
HELP US PURCHASE 26 IPADS FOR A CHILD IN EACH COUNTY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Irish Autism Action provides essential services and help to families and people dealing with Autism, right across Ireland. Early diagnoses and intervention is essential when dealing with Autism. It has been proven that IPads are an excellent communication tool for children with Autism and we plan to purchase and provide an IPads for a child in every county in the Republic of Ireland from the money we receive from Charity 25.
HELP US PURCHASE 20 SPORTS WHEEL CHAIRS FOR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR MEMBERS
As another part of the Schools Inclusive Programme IWA Sport and Youth development teams present Inclusiveness and Disability Awareness Programmes in schools. These comprise presentations and discussions on disability issues and the facilitation of wheelchair basketball or rugby matches for all students. The programme - piloted in the North East of the country - has been an overwhelming success, with many schools now organising repeat wheelchair games in which students of all abilities can compete against each. And these games are extremely competitive. IWA wants to expand the programme so schools in all parts of the country can organise Wheelchair sporting events. The Schools Inclusive Programme is an exciting way to give young people with disabilities greater access to sporting and social activities while also heightening awareness of disability issues amongst all students who participate. Irish Wheelchair Association needs sports wheelchairs to achieve this. To roll out the programme to our four other regions we need 40 sports wheelchairs (10 per region). These wheelchairs will be used by our development teams in their programmes and will be made available to schools and students organising their own wheelchair basketball or rugby events.
HELP US TO PROVIDE VITAL MEDICAL TREATMENT AND FOOD TO THE PEOPLE IN SYRIA
Working in over 150 countries across the world, UNICEF is committed to finding the best and most cost-effective ways to save children's lives, providing health care, nutrition and education to help every child realise their full potential. Tens of millions more children have been able to survive and lead healthier and happier lives with UNICEF's support. Despite these successes, over nine million children still die each year, many from preventable causes. Help us raise much needed funds to alleviate starving in work torn Syria
HELP US TO SUPPORT OUR ON-GOING NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
Aware works to create a society where people who experience depression and related mood disorders, and their families, are understood and supported, are free from stigma and have access to a broad range of support options. Our objectives are to educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression and related mood disorders such as anxiety and bipolar and continue to provide emotional and practical support to individuals and families affected by depression and related disorders
HELP IS EDUCATE 500 UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN OF SOUTH AFRICA
Friends in Ireland with the assistance of the local communities run 4 early childhood development centres for marginalised children in rural South Africa. These are attended by 165 children who receive early education and nutrition daily. There are 7 drop in centres where over 500 children and youths receive nutrition daily, and we aim to provide after schools programmes and to care for the youths’ psycho-social needs as well as their physical needs.
HELP US TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO FOR THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA
Global NGO Centres provide a professional shared services environment to Ethiopian charities, enabling them become more efficient and effective in the delivery of essential services to the most vulnerable in Ethiopian society.
HELP US PROVIDE SERVICES TO HELP PEOPLE BUILD THEIR OWN HOMES ACROSS AFRICA
Habitat for Humanity Ireland is an independent, nonprofit organisation that operates in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International in Ireland. Our Irish office coordinates all aspects of Habitat for Humanity’s programmers in Ireland, including volunteer recruitment, fundraising and local renovation projects Habitat for Humanity does not build houses for people, it buildswith them. We work together with homeowners and volunteers to construct, renovate, or refurbish homes using donations of money, land and materials. Once completed houses are sold to partner families at no profit, providing a hand up rather than a hand out.
HELP US TO MAINTAIN OUR VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE & MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICE HERE IN IRELAND
The Irish Red Cross provides voluntary Ambulance Services, Mountain and Lake Search and Rescue Services and a broad variety of Community Based Health, Social Care and Youth programmes here in Ireland. All funds raised will enable us to provide and maintain services in Ireland on an on-going basis.
HELP US TO REBUILD LIVES OF THOSE TRAUMATISED THROUGH CONFLICT
The vision of the Sarah Bird Foundation is to empower individuals and communities to transform the stress, trauma and suffering resulting from conflict and natural disaster, into lives of resilience and fulfillment accompanied by dignity and respect. Any money received by €2WILLDO will be spent directly on providing help and assistance to those who desperately need it
HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH HERE IN IRELAND
Breast Cancer Ireland is a charity established to raise vital funding to support Research into Breast Cancer. Under the direction of leading Breast Surgeon, Professor Arnold K Hill, the goal at Breast Cancer Ireland is to seek to transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease, to a chronic illness, that can be maintained long term through treatment. Investment in Research is critical towards advancing this goal. For more information on our key areas of research focus see our research section.
HELP US PROVIDE FOOD AND EDUCATION IN COUNTIES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING BUT HOPE TO GET THEM THROUGH THEIR DAY
From the arid regions of East and West Africa, to the tribes of South East Asia; from the snow-capped mountain ranges of South and Central America, to the bustling streets of the developing world, globally over 1.3 million are sponsored through our global network across 50 countries. We supply education, food and shelter to those most vulnerable and help people to help themselves and give them back their dignity
HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR OUR ATHLETES
Special Olympics changes lives. Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; it’s about a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in. Special Olympics enables them to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.
HELP US ORGANISE INFORMATION EVENTS FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM MIGRAINE
There are over half a million people suffering from migraine in Ireland yet it remains for the most part an under-recognised and under-diagnosed illness. In raising awareness of the severe disability that is chronic migraine,and in supporting people who suffer and their families, the Migraine Association of Ireland organises information campaigns including public information events, migraine management seminars and workplace presentations across Ireland. Please help us to continue to raise awareness of this debilitating condition.
HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO REJUVENATE DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
The vision of Solas Project is to see communities rejuvenated through education and sport. We do this by equipping and building up young people to overcome all limitations imposed on them by social and educational disadvantage. We support them through the adventure of discovering their abilities and self-worth.