Marks & Spencer Ireland has launched Spark Something Good, an initiative aiming to inspire its employees and customers to donate their time to improve the lives of others in their local community.
Spark Something Good Dublin is set to see the completion of 24 projects over seven days across the city, with M&S is calling upon volunteers to get involved and take action for social good.
The projects include transforming the playground of Scoil Eoin in Killbarrack with a mural, hosting a skills workshop with charity Dress for Success, renovating the performance hall of the Artane Boys' Band, as well as painting and decorating a new centre for Pieta House.
M&S has also created a Spark Something Good website in partnership with social network Neighbourly.com, showing the local fundraising and volunteering opportunities that each M&S store is involved in.
The retailer hopes to see its 750,000 Irish customers take action and show what can be achieved when people come together with a common goal.
Spark Something Good was first launched in London in July and transformed 24 community projects around the UK capital in just 24 hours. M&S plans to include a further 24 cities across Ireland and the UK over the next two years in the scheme, with Dublin being the second city to be chosen.
Alison Grainger Head of Marks & Spencer Ireland, commented, “We’re really excited to be launching this initiative in Dublin, having seen how successful it was in London and what was achieved in just one day.”
She added, “Helping others on a voluntary basis can make a profound difference, not only to the communities in which the volunteers serve, but also for the volunteers themselves."
Volunteers can find out more here.
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