Dublin, 23rd December 2022 – Expleo Ireland, today announces that it is pledging to donate €300,000 to charities on the island of Ireland over the next three years. Charities that benefit will include those working in the areas of homelessness, water safety, mental health, and children’s health.
This year marked the first year of the company’s give-as-you-earn scheme, which saw Expleo’s employees raise €62,000 for various charities. The scheme sees employees opt in to donate a small proportion of their monthly salary, matched by Expleo, doubling the donation for the charity. The charities represent causes that Expleo employees identified as important to them. All funds and donations are managed by the Community Foundation for Ireland..
In addition to the give-as-you-earn scheme, Expleo employees conducted fundraising activities throughout the year, including Focus Ireland’s Shine A Light campaign, the Belfast marathon for Air Ambulance, abseiling for Air Ambulance, a walk for Jack & Jill, and volunteering for the Salvation Army.
Phill Codd, Managing Director, Expleo Ireland said: “We are extremely proud to be raising vital funds to support the incredible work of charities across the island of Ireland. At a time of year when we all try to be more giving, our team in Expleo has shown tremendous dedication to championing charitable initiatives and supporting charities close to their hearts.
The aim of the give-as-you-earn scheme is to make it easier for staff to donate. Our team really values the opportunity to give back to the community and feel privileged that they can do something to make a small difference.”
Among the charities to benefit is Depaul, which operates 37 specialised accommodation and outreach services across the island of Ireland, supporting some of the most marginalised people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The charity provides more than 550 bed spaces per night and last year supported more than 4,000 people through its accommodation and community-based services.
David Carroll, CEO, Depaul said: “Thank you to everyone at Expleo who are supporting Depaul’s service users through the generosity of your pro bono work and kind donations. Support has never been needed more and our services are vital to support everyone with the greatest difficulties at this time.
We look forward to working with Expleo throughout 2023 to help achieve our vision of a future without homelessness. Depaul is committed to the prevention and eradication of homelessness and provides more than 600 bed spaces per night across 37 accommodation centres. Through our homeless services support and housing led approaches, we are ensuring people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are not alone at a time when they need it most.”
Depaul was established in 2002 in Ireland and 2005 in Northern Ireland. It is now a leading cross-border organisation. Depaul’s focus is upon those suffering homelessness and marginalisation, who need vital support and the opportunity to realise their true potential. They offer support and guidance to break the cycle of homelessness and assist their service users in making positive choices for their future.
About The Community Foundation for Ireland
Established in 2000, the Community Foundation for Ireland and its partners believe in equality for all in thriving communities. They work with individuals, families, corporates and other trusts and foundations as well as Government to translate giving in the moment to giving that is strategic, sustainable, and impactful. The foundation uses its skills and knowledge developed over 21-years to help donors turn aspirations into effective investments.