What is Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day?

Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraising campaign that facilitates people taking action on homelessness here in Cork during the Winter.

Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day helps fund our Services for men and women experiencing homelessness here in Cork.

The 2020 Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day will be the eighth year of our annual campaign. In the seven years to-date, Christmas Jumper Day has raised nearly €650,000, which has had a positive influence on the lives of men and women experiencing homelessness and depending on our services for help.



When does Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day take place?

Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day runs throughout the month of December each year. The companies and schools taking part choose a date in December that suits them. There are Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Days happening across Cork city and county every day throughout December.



Apart from organising a Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day, how else can I take part?

There are lots of ways to take part, join the fun and support Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day.

You can donate online or go online by hosting a Zoom / Microsoft Teams / Skype call with your friends and colleagues and wear your Christmas Jumper for Cork Simon.


Don’t forget to follow us on social media @Cork_Simon and share your Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day pics using the hashtag #CorkSimonJumperDay.



Where does the money go?

Money raised through Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day supports all our services for men and women experiencing homelessness here in Cork and turning to us for help. Learn more about Cork Simon services HERE.



I would like to donate - how can I send my contribution?

ONLINE: Donating online is the easiest option. You can make a one-time donation to Christmas Jumper Day or monthly donation online using any major credit card or direct debit HERE.

You can also set-up your own fundraising page on our website HERE - you can share it with your friends and colleagues if they wish to support your initiative and donate too.

BY MAIL: Please send cheques, bank drafts or postal orders to: Jumper Day HQ, Cork Simon Community, St. Nicholas House, Cove St., Cork.

We will send you a receipt by post for cheque or money order donations.

If you held a fundraiser where you collected donations from others, please see the next frequently asked question - how do I return my money.



I held a Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser - how do I return my money?

Online is the easiest and most secure way to send in the money you collect from your supporters. You can use any major credit card HERE. Remember to select Christmas Jumper Day from the drop down menu.

Please note: If you are returning money raised through a Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser, you are not able to claim a tax deduction for the contribution amount.



Can I use Payroll Giving to make a regular contribution from my pay towards Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day?

Yes. If your employer operates a payroll giving scheme then you can set up a regular deduction from your pay and request that it comes to Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day. Please ask your employer for more information.



I know that my employer operates a Matched Funding Scheme - can I get them to match my donation or funds raised?

Yes. If your employer operates a matched funding scheme, you can submit a request for them to match your donation or match the funds you raised. Please ask your employer for more information.



How do I set-up an Online Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day?

There are a variety of video call apps and platforms you can use.

You can set-up a Zoom account HERE.

You can set-up a Microsoft Teams account HERE.

These are the most popular, but you can pick any app or platform you wish.

No computer? No problem. You can download most platforms on your mobile device as apps from either Apple for iOS or Play Store for Android devices.



How can I make my Online Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day more fun?

When you sign-up for Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day, we will send you a Cork Simon Santa hat, digital posters and you can also download our Cork Simon background / filter through Zoom and Microsoft Teams.



Who can I contact if my question isn't answered here or I need more information?

If you have any other questions or queries about Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day, please EMAIL us.