There are currently 11,988 people who are homeless in Ireland today.
This figure doesn’t include people sleeping on our streets – in tents and doorways across Ireland.
And for the most vulnerable – the ill, the elderly, the youngest among us – life on the streets is life-threatening.
Will you brave the cold night by swapping their warm beds for a sleeping bag and a hard floor?
Organise a Sleep Out to help raise funds for Depaul and awareness of homelessness
When: Sign up to take part in Depaul’s Sleep Out with your family, friends, school, college or workplace this May 19th 2023.
Where: Host a Sleep Out in your own time, in your own space. In your own back garden, at your workplace – the choice is yours.
Why: Fundraise to help families and individuals in homelessness. This experience will give you a small insight into the challenges faced by many vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. Start your JustGiving Fundraiser here.
Sign up today and we’ll keep in touch with ideas for your Sleep Out, fundraising tips and information on how you’re helping our frontline homeless services.
Sign up has now closed – thank you to all who took part!
Start your JustGiving Fundraiser in just a few clicks here.
Share it with your friends and family who are motivated to help people who are homeless in Ireland today.
When you fundraise for Depaul, you will help to provide a warm bed, a hot meal, comfort, care and shelter. And a way out of homelessness – for good.
Caitriona was just teenager when she spent her first night on the streets.
“I would pick up my things at night – sleeping bag and that – from where I had them hidden. I would hope they were still dry, because it’s all I had. Then I would find somewhere away from people and noise, and sleep there for the night.
You have to really look after yourself out there. You have to stay away from others, because you can’t trust anyone. There are so many terrible things young people can get drawn into – you don’t know half the dangers until you’re out there yourself.”
When you sleep out for Depaul, you’re giving someone like Caitriona shelter and care – free from fear.
Will you be part of the solution?
For more information on Depaul’s Sleep Out 2023, contact firstname.lastname@example.org