DoneDeal hands over €37,526 for good causes
WEXFORD-BASED leading online classified website DoneDeal.ie, has raised a fantastic €37,526 through its most recent charity month initiative. The proceeds from the money raised during February will go to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Suicide or Survive and RehabCare Waterford Resource Centre.
Each charity received €12,508 from DoneDeal to invest in important projects over the coming months. St Vincent de Paul, works to alleviate the effects of poverty on individuals and families and the donation will help it provide basics like food, fuel and education costs to families and individuals in local communities across Ireland.
Suicide or Survive work to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes, that increase the understanding of suicide and play an active role in its prevention in Ireland. The charity's main goals include a campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues, highlighting the need for more open dialogue on suicide and its prevention.
RehabCare Waterford Resource Centre is a service that caters for 41 service 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 donation from DoneDeal will be used to improve the quality of their premises in Waterford and will also be used to purchase equipment that will continue to support service users in their personal development and community involvement.