Charity Calls For Retailers To Support Irish Homeless Youth

By Donna Ahern
Charity Calls For Retailers To Support Irish Homeless Youth

The Irish Youth Foundation has called on retailers, hotels and restaurants to support youth homelessness through their One for Ireland initiative.

Recent research indicates that 3,755 children are currently without a home in Ireland.

'Retailers will be provided with plastic barcode tags which can be iwhich will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend 4 – 7 May. nputted into the store’s epos system to the value of €1 and will ask customers if they want to participate when they make a purchase,' the charity said in a statement.

To date, in the region of 800 retailers have reportedly signed up including the BWG Group, Applegreen, Starbucks and the Irish Pharmacy Union.

“The key to the success of this campaign is retailer involvement. It is crucial that we get as many on-board as possible in order to generate as much as we can for homeless youth – a cause that has gone beyond a crisis point,” Niall McLoughlin, CEO, Irish Youth Foundation.


Charity Beneficiaries

The seven charity beneficiaries include Focus Ireland, The Simon Community, Irish Refugee Council, Sonas Domestic Violence Charity, Barnardos, Novas and Merchant’s Quay Ireland.

McLoughlin added:  “There is only a week left to go and we are calling on as many shops, retailers, restaurants and coffee shops as possible to participate and ask their customers would they like to give ‘One For Ireland’ and add a euro to their bill.”

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