What is Cork Simon Coffee Morning?

Cork Simon Coffee Morning is a fundraising campaign that facilitates people taking action on homelessness here in Cork any time of the year.

Cork Simon Coffee Mornings help fund our services for men and women experiencing homelessness here in Cork.


When does Cork Simon Coffee Morning take place?

A Cork Simon Coffee Morning can be organised any time of the year - there is no set date.


Apart from organising a Cork Simon Coffee Morning, how else can I take part?

There are lots of ways to take part, donate, join the fun and support Cork Simon Coffee Morning.

You can attend a Cork Simon Virtual Coffee Morning by hosting a Zoom / Microsoft Teams / Skype call with your friends and colleagues and and have a cuppa for Cork Simon.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media @Cork_Simon and share your Cork Simon Coffee Morning pics using the hashtag #CoolBeans.


Where does the money go?

Money raised through Cork Simon Coffee Morning 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 Coffee Morning or monthly donation online using any major credit card or direct debit HERE.

BY MAIL: Please send cheques, bank drafts or postal orders to: Coffee Morning 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 Coffee Morning 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 Coffee Morning from the drop down menu.

Please note: If you are returning money raised through a Cork Simon Coffee Morning 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 Coffee Morning?

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 Coffee Morning. 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 can I set-up an Online Cork Simon Coffee Morning?

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 Cork Simon Coffee Morning more fun?

You can add a quiz, a bake-off and you can even make a game of it with many games being able to be played virtually such as Countdown, Catchphrase to name just a few to make it more than just a Coffee Morning.

When you sign-up for a Cork Simon Coffee Morning, we will share with you a download of 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 Coffee Morning, please EMAIL us.