Support Focus Ireland this Christmas
21 November 2019
Children are now being born into homelessness. Let’s bring them #HomeForChristmas With Focus Ireland
This Christmas season, we are very proud to be working once again with Focus Ireland in its bid to help fight homelessness.
And when you book online on our website you can help too.
As you head home on the train from a regular day at work or perhaps doing a bit of early Christmas shopping in town, you are making a journey you have made many times. The journey home. All of us can sometimes take our own home for granted. Not everyone has this security. Sadly, almost 10,397 people are homeless nationwide right now. This is an increase of 7% since last year. Shockingly, nearly 4,000 are children.
We are aiming to raise vital funds for Focus Ireland to help in the delivery of the charity’s frontline services while helping to raise awareness about homelessness in Ireland. This support is vital in providing assistance to the work to prevent homelessness and to provide immediate and long‐term supports for people who are currently experiencing homelessness.
The charity’s Life President Sister Stan said: “We really do depend on donations now more than ever to raise funds so our services can cope with the constantly rising demand. I am asking rail users to please give what they can afford to support our urgent Christmas appeal.”
Sr. Stan also spoke passionately of the terrible impact being homeless has on children as she said: “It really breaks my heart to know that some of these children have been born into homelessness. Some of them will spend their first Christmas with their family forced to live in one little room together. They are our children too and we have a duty as a society to provide a safe home for them. We have a duty to protect the childhoods of these children and to make sure they do not suffer from being homeless for long periods of time.”
However, the good news is Focus Ireland has helped more than 1200 families to escape homelessness in the last two years. The charity also helps over 15,500 people nationwide who are homeless or at risk but Focus Ireland cannot do this withour your help.
For the month of December, choirs and musicians will perform in some of our main stations around Ireland to help collect vital and much needed funds.
Donations can also be made through our website with an option to make a small donation as you book your journey – while you travel home, you can help fight homelessness for the Focus Ireland #HomeforChristmas campaign.
You can also donate below or call 1850 204 205.
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