Turn The Key on Homelessness this Christmas | How you can help
8,374 people in Ireland are currently experiencing homelessness. Here is how you can help.
Homelessness is increasing year on year. Since 2014, the number of people recorded as homeless in Ireland has increased by 189%. As of September 2017, 8374 People in Ireland are currently experiencing Homelessness, with an approximate 46.5% being 24 years of age and younger.
The Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up in 1989 by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. It’s vision is for an Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society and provides prevention services, housing & homeless services, under 18’s residential services. Peter McVerry Trust is asking for your support this Christmas to help raise vital funds to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis in Ireland.
Here is how you can help this Christmas
On Saturday the 9th of December 2017 at 7:30pm the Peter McVerry Trust Christmas Carol Concert will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Performers will include, The Boys of The Palestrina Choir, Eileen Coyle and The Island of Ireland Peace Choir and you can book your tickets here.
You can show your support by purchasing some of the Peter McVerry Trusts’ wide range of Christmas Cards this year. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the charity. For more information on how you can help you can visit the Peter McVerry Trust here or donate here
This year, Celtic Careers is helping to Turn the key on homelessness by supporting the Peter McVerry Trust instead of sending Corporate gifts and cards. Find out how you can do the same here
From duvet days, to fun runs and all the way to hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Celtic Careers know the importance of giving back and getting involved. At Celtic Careers we believe Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) is an integral part of who we are as a business. This year, we are delighted to be able to support the Peter McVerry Trust as well as Barretstown a Serious Fun Camp, The Irish Kidney Association, Focus Ireland and Goal.