This festive season we’re helping those who help others
It’s been a tough year. News wise things have been difficult, and sometimes we’ve felt a little helpless. But there are people who are helping.
From creating music, to saving animals, to helping children, to supporting women and the homeless, there are organisations made up of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things for others.
As we continue the Annertech tradition of forgoing Christmas cards and gifts in favour of making a donation to people who are doing really good work – both in our local communities and beyond – these are the charities we’re supporting this year.
- Dublin Youth Orchestras
- Muslim Sisters of Éire
- Unicef Ireland
- Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
We've donated to:
“We try to spread it across sectors, so this year we selected charities that work in the areas of animals, homelessness, children and culture – all topics that are close to our hearts at Annertech,” said Managing Director Stella Power.
“There are so many wonderful people who are doing the most incredible work in service of others and we are so grateful to them.”
Dublin Youth Orchestras
The Dublin Youth Orchestras consist of four orchestras with about 400 members ranging from ages 9 to 21. The orchestras offer young musicians an environment where they can perform to the highest standards; where they can be taught and inspired by professional musicians.
Muslim Sisters of Éire
The Muslim Sisters Of Éire is a voluntary independent organisation of mainly Muslim women living in Ireland, who provide a range of support services for the homeless, women and youth. The organisation focuses on promoting empowerment, social inclusion and diversity.
MSOÉ was founded in 2010 by a small number of women who identified a need for an organisation that would provide support and a safe place for Muslim and Non-Muslim women and support their empowerment and integration within Irish society. It has since grown to provide support for various disadvantaged and vulnerable groups across Ireland.
The United Nations Children's Fund works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. The organisation works in 190 countries and territories, and aims to provide necessities such as clean water, warm clothing, life-saving food and psycho-social support to children.
Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity, and represents a number of affiliated member societies, who help, rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species.
It was hard to narrow down the list of wonderful charities we wanted to support. In the end we decided that mixing it up would be the way to go.
It is so important to provide a platform for young people to hone their talent, and this speaks to the space created by the youth orchestras, keeping music and passion alive and thriving.
The Muslim Sisters Of Éire have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to help the most vulnerable of people. Just check out their social media pages if you want to get an idea of how much they do for the communities of Dublin.
Unicef has been incredibly busy this year – from Gaza to Ukraine and from Sudan to South Africa, the ground covered by this international organisation is immense.
And we can say nothing about the work done by the Irish SPCA, other than to quote philosopher Immanuel Kant: “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
Hats off to all of the people who keep these organisations going. You’re changing lives, and it’s inspiring others to do the same.
Wishing you a wonderful festive season
From all of us at Annertech, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones peace and love over the holidays. We’re winding down for 2023, but will be keeping a close eye on things until they return to normal over the new year.
Stella Power Managing Director
As well as being the founder and managing director of Annertech, Stella is one of the best known Drupal contributors in the world.