13 December 2017 | Press Release
This year instead of sending out Christmas cards, we have sponsored a Star on the Focus Ireland Christmas Tree. The Sponsor a Star campaign has been running for 16 years and helps change the lives of families, children, young people and adults, who so desperately are in need of help in the run up to Christmas and into the New Year.
Focus Ireland announced today that it has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home. This is already 500 more people than the charity helped in the whole of last year.
Founded in 1985, Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. They offer individuals and families, advice, support, education and housing to help people to have and keep a home. Focus Ireland believes that everyone has a right to a place they can call home and continuously campaign to address the causes of homelessness.
We hope our donation goes some way towards supporting the vital work of Focus Ireland, a charity which works so hard at helping those at risk or affected by homelessness
From Focus Ireland:
On behalf of those who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes, I would like to thank you and all the staff of Verde Environmental Group for your support of our annual Focus Ireland Sponsor a Star Campaign. Your very generous donation will help us to change the lives of families, children, young people and adults, who so desperately need our help in the run up to Christmas and into the New Year. Demand on our services has never been so great. So far this year – more than 1200 children and their families have become homeless. Focus Ireland are there giving hope and support to those in crisis. Thank you on behalf of all the staff in Focus Ireland for supporting our work and enabling us to reach out to those in crisis by contributing to our Christmas tree at the top of Grafton Street.We depend upon this campaign to ensure that we can continue to provide hot food, comfort, advice and support to those who need it most this coming year.We truly could do little without the support of companies like Verde Environmental Group, who share our belief that homelessness is a problem that can be solved – together. From all of us at Focus Ireland, we wish you and the staff of Verde Environmental Group a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Thank you.