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 Samaritans, Inner 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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