Spare An Hour Campaign for Inner City Helping Homeless

Spare An Hour is an annual CSR fundraising campaign where a charity or organisation is democratically elected by our office and temp staff. Our team nominated several charities and put it to a vote where our Temps could choose the recipient organisation of our 7th Annual Spare An Hour Campaign. Among the nominated charities were: Dublin SamaritansInner City Helping Homeless and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.  

Our team could then volunteer to opt in and donate an hour of their pay to ICHH. Three Q would then match each team member’s donation doubling the total amount raised.

This year Inner City Helping Homeless was nominated and chosen because of the compassion they show to the homeless. ICHH is an organisation that helps homeless people on the streets of Dublin every single night of the week. They’re not government funded which means all of its funding comes from charity partnerships and fundraisers. With our office, based in Dublin City Centre, we see first-hand the need for organisations like Inner City Helping Homeless.

We are humbled by and proud of the generosity shown by our Three Q Team. Some of our office staff & Temps were so moved by this cause and the need for support for the homeless, they donated multiple hours to the Spare An Hour Campaign.

On November 14th, our donations were deducted from our payslips and our team proceeded to calculate the total amount raised by our temps and office staff.

And the amount raised was..


We are thrilled with this figure and it means after Three Q matched it, the total amount donated to Inner City Helping Homeless is:


We invited some of our Temps into our office to present the cheque to Gerry & Geraldine from Inner City Helping Homeless team in December and we can’t express how proud we are of our team for taking part. It was our 7th year running the Spare An Hour Campaign and our Temps still surprise us with their kindness.

Our Spare An Hour Campaign shows that small can be mighty when everyone comes together to give something.  We’d love to help other SMEs start their own Spare An Hour Campaign. If you’re interested in starting your own Spare An Hour Campaign in your organisation, reach out to Cora at and she’ll send you over a framework on how to plan and implement the campaign that you can use to guide your own campaign. 

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How To Instil Resilience in a Team

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.

report late last year states that work-related stress experienced by employees in Ireland had doubled between 2010 and 2015. Not surprisingly, people in the health sector were more likely to report stress where as workers in the retail and construction sector reported lower levels of stress. Reducing workplace stressors where possible can help your employees. However, if you do work in a high-stress sector and your employees have to deal with stressors that are beyond your control, one of the ways you can support them is by helping them build resilience.

Can you build resilience in a team? It’s commonly understood as a trait that’s learned on an individual level. But it can be a trait of a team and culture. Two tactics in leadership that can improve your team’s resistance to stress in work:

How To Instil Resilience in a Team to Reduce Stress - Three Q TEMPS


Mayo Clinic states that social support Is key for stress management and in groups. Feedback can be given with encouragement and a spirit of support. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is said to embody an ally-to-all mentality.


A Bocconi University researcher, Nicola Bellé, ran an experiment on nurses assembling surgical kits—a tedious job with potentially life-altering consequences. Nurses who met the health care practitioners who were using the kits made 15% fewer errors and worked 64% longer than their peers. Simply seeing their own impact boosted the nurses’ resilience.

To increase employees’ stamina and coping skills, remind them how their work contributes to the larger purpose

These two tactics can help your team build resilience to stress which will lead to reduced absenteeism, decreased employee turn-over and an increase in productivity.