The crisis is deepening with over 10,000 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland today. Everyone deserves a place to call home.
You can make a difference by participating in Shine A Light Night.
Focus Ireland & Bord Gáis Energy
Bord Gáis Energy has been supporting Focus Ireland since 2015 and 2022 marks the fourth year of their sponsorship of the fundraising campaign Shine A Light Night.
Bord Gáis Energy has learnt the importance of giving back to those who need help the most, with their employees, stakeholders and customers getting involved in volunteering efforts – something which has proven incredibly important in creating a meaningful corporate social responsibility partnership with Focus Ireland.
The collective efforts of these groups have raised over €8.1 million through Shine A Light Night, and Bord Gáis Energy have committed more than €4.4 million to help combat family homelessness. The partnership has already directly supported over 7,000 families experiencing homelessness, or at risk of losing their home. Over the next five years, Bord Gáis Energy and Focus Ireland will work together to assist a further 10,000 families through advice, information and support programmes, and directly prevent 1,000 families from ever entering homelessness.
Together, with the support of Bord Gáis Energy and your amazing fundraising, we’re aiming to raise €1.5 million in 2022 to support people experiencing homelessness across the country.
Focus Ireland's Shine A Light Night, proudly supported by Bord Gáis Energy, is taking place on Friday 14 October. This year, business leaders, companies, and people all over Ireland will be asked to sleep-out in their homes, gardens, or workplaces on Friday 14 October. Everyone will come together from their sleep-out location to raise vital funds and stand in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness.
In 2022, we will also mark a poignant milestone as this year is the 10th Shine A Light Night, when we will be reflecting on what we have achieved in the past decade and the difference we have made in people’s lives with your support.
All of us at Focus Ireland remain committed in our role to work in partnership with our supporters and the state to fight homelessness in Ireland.
Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy
Life President & Founder, Focus Ireland
About Focus Ireland
Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential and wrong because it can be prevented and solved; allowing it to continue undermines society. We need to challenge our society to think and act differently. We are committed to challenging everything about homelessness: the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.
Focus Ireland has always been fortunate to receive overwhelming support from the business community to support people who are experiencing homelessness.
Thank you for supporting Shine A Light Night 2022!