Kirby donates €20,000 to Focus Ireland
December 13, 2016
Kirby is supporting the vital work of Focus Ireland by donating €20,000 to the homeless charity. Kirby made the donation through the sponsorship of a star on the charity’s annual Sponsor A Star Christmas tree which is located at the top of Dublin’s Grafton Street.
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.
There are currently 6,847 people homeless in Ireland of which 2,470 of those are children. Kirby’s generous donation will help Focus Ireland in its endeavours to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Fergus Frawley, Kirby Group Managing Director, said: “The latest homeless figures are the highest ever recorded. As a company, Kirby is committed to engaging with our communities and supporting local charities such as Focus Ireland.”
“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” continued Frawley.
Community engagement is very important at Kirby with the company supporting a significant number of charities and community initiatives each year. This year alone, Kirby donated over €70,000 in support of Irish charities. Last month, Kirby was named Galway’s Best Social Enterprise (CSR) at the Galway Chamber Business Awards in recognition of its commitment to CSR and support of local communities and initiatives.
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