Go Green for Barnardos
It’s approaching that time of year again when our thoughts turn to all things Green. Celebrate our national heritage, don your greenest garb, dye the dog green and do it all for Barnardos!
Here’s how you can get involved:
If you’re a school:
Hold a non-uniform day and ask the students to wear green and donate €2 each to Barnardos! To register for your Go Green pack or find out more, please contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 708 0438.
If you’re a company:
Organise a Go Green event in your office and make a donation to Barnardos. Add something green to your usual work wear such as a tie, scarf, hat or hairband! To register your company or find out more, please contact Clair at email@example.com.
So go on, proclaim your “Irishness” to the world and show them that you’re making a difference to a child’s life today!”
Thanks for Supporting Barnardos this Christmas
Christmas at Barnardos was very special. It was special because every child we work with had a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning which created thousands of smiles across Ireland!
Over 30 projects around the country were supported with toys and gifts for children of all ages through the generosity of corporate partners, community groups and individuals. We received over €31,000 in gift vouchers for supermarkets, practical items and family days out to name a few. This ensured that children and families across Ireland were able to enjoy a quality Christmas dinner, create new memories together and had the necessary warm clothing and bedding to cope with the cold winter months.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Barnardos Christmas appeal and for helping to make a child’s Christmas!
CarePlus Pharmacy Teams Up with Barnardos for “Operation Mam & Dad”
1,000 Gift Boxes Distributed to Families Affected by the Housing Crisis this Christmas
CarePlus Pharmacy, Ireland’s fastest growing pharmacy chain, has teamed up with Barnardos to help children affected by homelessness to give their parents a gift this Christmas.
1,000 gift sets are being donated by CarePlus Pharmacy as part of “Operation Mam and Dad” to give a little something extra on Christmas morning to families who have been affected by the housing crisis.
Over 300 gift sets for adults will be distributed nationwide by Barnardos, as part of their family and parent support programmes. The remainder will be gifts for children, which are being dispatched by CarePlus Pharmacy and Barnardos to the North Pole for distribution by Santa Claus himself.
Niamh Lynch, Commercial Director of CarePlus Pharmacy said; “We cannot imagine how difficult it is to live without a permanent home, but sadly there are hundreds of families who face that prospect this Christmas. As a group of community pharmacies, we realise that it’s important to look after the whole family. Every parent deserves a little something for all the hard work they do for their children. We hope that ‘Operation Mam and Dad’ will add a little extra magic on Christmas morning.”
Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive of Barnardos, said: “We know that far too many children will live in emergency accommodation this Christmas, and we will work to provide support to many of these families. Every child deserves to experience the magic of Christmas and getting a present for Mam and Dad is a part of that. We’re delighted to be working alongside CarePlus Pharmacy on ‘Operation Mam and Dad’ to ensure the children and families we work with will get the Christmas they deserve.”
CarePlus Pharmacy recently announced a significant expansion to 51 outlets across Ireland, creating 70 new jobs. The chain is also in advanced negotiations with a number of national pharmacy operators, with significant new partnerships expected to be announced in early 2018.
Applegreen sites across Ireland will be helping to Make A Child’s Christmas
On Friday 15th December Applegreen sites across Ireland will be helping to Make A Child’s Christmas by inviting customers to donate an extra €1 at the till in support of Barnardos. All funds raised on the day will go toward supporting the children Barnardos is working to give them and their families a better Christmas and a brighter New Year.
By supporting in your nearest Applegreen store you can bring hope and joy into the life of a child Barnardos is working with.
TONI&GUY Paying It Forward for Barnardos!
This Sunday 22nd October, TONI&GUY salons across Dublin are volunteering their time and skills to support Barnardos and Make-A-Wish Ireland. Cuts, colour and blow-dry services for men and women will be available all day at a discounted rate. Limited appointments left, book today!