Dublin Simon Community

Eaton recently joined forces with Dublin Simon Community to help fund its crucial Client Development services during 2021, enabling the charity to do even more to aid homeless and vulnerable people in Ireland.

Helping to open the door to a new home

As Eaton’s chosen charity in Ireland, we’ve built a fantastic partnership with Dublin Simon Community over the years to support its philanthropic efforts.

The charity provides crucial services and assistance to people at all stages of homelessness in Ireland. Dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to empower people to close the door on homelessness by providing housing, addiction treatment, and other targeted relief, through advocacy and partnership. 

With more than 8,600 adults and children across Ireland now lacking a safe place to call home, the charity’s work is more important than ever to the surrounding community.

Donating $50,000 towards vital services

As part of Eaton Ireland’s ongoing engagement with Dublin Simon Community, we recently made a corporate donation of $50,000 to help fund the charity’s Client Development program during 2021.

Supporting more than 550 individuals every year, this program offers vital services for people at all stages of homelessness. Through a broad range of meaningful activities, Dublin Simon Community helps bring structure, purpose, wellbeing, intellectual stimulation, self-esteem, social engagement, and independence into people’s lives.

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Dublin Simon Community’s fantastic Client Development services include:

  • Literacy and Personal Development: One-on-one tuition to develop a wide range of key skills
  • Education Grant: Supporting those who wish to return to studying
  • Health and Wellbeing: Helping people take control of their physical and mental health through exercise
  • Client Volunteer Program: Supporting those seeking employment with volunteer work at Dublin Simon Community for nine hours a week
  • Scrappy But Happy & The Client’s Eye: A book and a quarterly newsletter featuring artwork, creative writing, photography, and more, from those helped by Dublin Simon Community
  • Songwriting and Music: This project gives people the chance to channel their creativity in collaboration with a composer and musician
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Eaton employees get involved

Eaton’s $50,000 corporate donation to Dublin Simon Community was made possible thanks to ongoing support and advocacy from our employees in Ireland.

Our team members continuously lend their time, energy, and skills to help our long-term charity partner do even more to prevent and address homelessness. Our employees regularly donate clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bags for sale in Dublin Simon Community charity shops, as well as holding stock sorting days to help organize all the contributions received. We also support the charity with regular internal fundraising events, such as bake sales, and by donating Eaton products to its housing projects.

"I’m delighted that our substantial donation will make a real difference during 2021, enabling hundreds of people to benefit from Dublin Simon Community’s life-changing services.”
Ultan, finance specialist, Ireland

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“I love the fact we come together as a team to support Dublin Simon Community. It’s incredibly rewarding to know that our efforts make a meaningful impact on homelessness.”
Phil Kane, country manager, Ireland

A vital charity for the local community

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Founded by students in 1969, Dublin Simon Community empowers people to make home a reality. Each year, dedicated staff and voluntary supporters aid more than 8,600 members of the community who are at all stages of homelessness. The charity provides crucial, life saving services — including emergency accommodation, addiction treatment, and a nightly Soup Run — to vulnerable people across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan, and Monaghan.