Giving back this Christmas
This Christmas, instead of sending cards, we have decided to support some very worthwhile causes during these difficult times.
As fundraising has become even more challenging this year, we thought long and hard about we could contribute to those less well off as 2020 draws to a close.
This year, we have chosen Barnardos, Enable Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust and St Vincent de Paul. Each of these charities undertake important work within Irish society and we are proud to help them this Christmas.
Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Their vision is a country where every child can reach their full potential.
Established in 1962, Barnardos is Ireland's leading independent children's charity, and has over 700 staff and volunteers who work in 40 centres across Ireland delivering vital services to children and families.
Enable Ireland provides services to over 9,200 children and adults with disabilities and their families from 43 locations in 15 counties. Covering childhood to adulthood their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage.
Their services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child's physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence. For adults they offer a range of services covering personal development, independent living, supported employment, social and leisure activities.
Peter McVerry Trust
Peter McVerry Trust was established in 1983 by Fr Peter McVerry to tackle homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage. Since then it has supported thousands of vulnerable young people on the margins of Irish society and in 2017 worked with over 4,970 people.
They offer pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model and within a framework that is based on equal opportunities dignity and respect. In order to achieve their goals, they provide a range of services, primarily to young people with complex needs.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of over 11,000 volunteer members throughout the country are supported by 600 staff, working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation.
This unique network of social concern also gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, by providing a wide range of services to people in need.
From all of us here at Annertech, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and safe New Year!
Stella Power Managing Director
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