February – First DoneDeal Charity Month of 2017
February brings you a wonderful opportunity to extend your support to three very worthwhile charities.
10% from EVERY paid ad placed on DoneDeal during the month will be added into the charity pot, to be shared equally between;
The three DoneDeal staff members, who feel very strongly about supporting these particular charities, are Aiden O’Byrne, Aoife McCormack and Paula Tierney.
St. Vincent de Paul
The first of the February charities to benefit from the DoneDeal Charity Month initiative is The St. Vincent de Paul, chosen by Aiden O’Byrne, Client and Partnership Director.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.
The focus of the charity is on providing a practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact. This is done using a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens
Suicide or Survive
Aoife McCormack, a member of our Customer Experience team, chose Suicide or Survive as her charity for February.
Suicide or Survive’s head office is located in Shankill, Co. Dublin and was established 13 years ago. The Eden Programme was the original programme created by Caroline McGuigan, charity founder, drawing on her own experience of depression, anxiety and a serious suicide attempt and 8 years as a user of the psychiatric services. Caroline went on to train as a psychotherapist, mental health advocate and group facilitator and has been mentored throughout the years in business and strategic planning.
The Mission and Vision of Suicide or Survive is to;
- create and deliver innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide
- strive towards a world where everyone is empowered to look after their mental health and less people die by suicide
Thirteen years ago Caroline had a vision to approach mental health differently, a vision that places collaboration and partnership at the heart of everything they do. This vision puts the power and responsibility back in the hands of the individual. It is a vision that says there is support available to lead to a person driving their own recovery, through practical, educational tools to build resilience, hope and wellbeing. “For the person, by the person”.
RehabCare Waterford Resource Centre
The Waterford branch of RehabCare was chosen by Paula Tierney, also a member of the Customer Experience team here at DoneDeal.
In 1949 the Rehabilitation Institute was established to support people recovering from TB. Today the Rehab Group is an international group of charities which champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage.
The Waterford RehabCare Resource Centre provides a service for users with varying degrees of disability. Individuals attending the service may require support with certain aspects of their learning disability, physical and sensory needs and mental health difficulties.
The Waterford branch champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage, in their communities. They seek to provide excellent services to foster and enhance social and economic independence.
Your DoneDeal ad WILL make a difference!
Every new ad placed on DoneDeal during February’s #DoneDealCharityMonth will help these great charities so please help us spread the word and sell your stuff on DoneDeal today!