Crescent Shopping Centre team up with Focus Ireland for Pop Up Wrapping store
Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick has teamed up with Focus Ireland this Christmas to launch a pop up free gift wrapping store where people can get their gifts wrapped and give a donation to Focus Ireland.
Grainne O Rourke, Marketing Manager Crescent Shopping Centre said: “Crescent Shopping Centre is delighted to be in a position to facilitate Focus Irelands fundraising efforts in what has been an exceptionally challenging 12 months for all, but most of all for those experiencing homelessness this Christmas. We encourage visitors to the Centre to utilise the Gift Wrap Service where donations made will benefit those most in need in Limerick”
Speaking about the pop up store, Marketing, Fundraising & Events Exec with Focus Ireland Aoife Sheehan said: “It is with support like this that Focus Ireland is able to continue their vital work in challenging homelessness and changing lives. We are very grateful for the support of Crescent Shopping Centre during this doubly difficult time as we face a homeless and Covid crisis.”
She adds: “The current situation of 231 adults in adults in emergency accommodation in Limerick would be even worse without the vital services and housing Focus Ireland provide. This means we really need public support now more than ever so we can be there when people need help the most,”.
Focus Ireland in Limerick works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. The charity is 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. Wrong because it can be prevented, it can be solved but is allowed to continue and in doing so, undermines society. In Limerick, Focus Ireland services supported nearly 670 households during 2020 who were homeless or at risk of losing their home as well as assisting 65 households to move out of homelessness.