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Here's how you can support Cork Simon
Helping to change lives
Sponsor a Room

Helping to save a person from a life of homelessness takes much more than a bed for the night. It takes compassion, commitment and a willingness to be there for them no matter what. Room Sponsorship is a very special way that you can be there for someone like Dan, for as long as it takes.

Will You Help?

We’re facing a crisis in Cork. Last year our Outreach Team met 345 people sleeping rough. It’s appalling that men and women are being forced to sleep rough in this great city of ours. You can help do something about it right now. Will you help someone who’s homeless get off the streets of Cork today?

Leave a Legacy

We would be truly honoured to be part of your Legacy. By leaving a gift in your Will, you can provide enduring support for the cause you believe in and help create a brighter future for the generations that follow you by providing housing, healthcare and support to people who are homeless in Cork.

Cork Simon's Door to Door Campaign
The Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball
Friday 31 March 2017

Our 2017 Annual Fundraising Ball is Friday 31 March 2017 at Fota Island Resort Hotel.

Our 2016 Fundraising Ball was a sell-out with almost 300 guests from Cork’s business community attending. Thanks to everyone involved the Ball raised €95,000. Over the last 15 years the Cork Simon Ball has raised significant funds to help us continue to provide vital services to men and women who are homeless in Cork.

Our Annual Fundraising Ball is recognised as a fantastic social and networking event – a key date in the corporate calendar in Cork.

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Your company can support Cork Simon
Organise or Support an Event
Organise a fundraising event or support an upcoming event in your community
Organise an Event

Do you have an idea for an event to raise money to support people in Cork who are homeless? We’re lucky to have hundreds of volunteers organising a variety of community fundraising events for all ages and all interests. Contact our Community Partnership Manager, Kerry MacMahon, by EMAIL or by PHONE: 021 4929 410 or 087 7375 198

Support an Event

Volunteers organise a variety of events throughout the year to suit all ages and all interests.  Cookery demonstrations, table quizes, coffee mornings, charity cycles, and so much more – the only limit is imagination! Browse our upcoming events, choose one that interests you, invite your friends, have fun and support a great cause.

Volunteer
Giving your time to help fight homelessness
Part-Time Volunteering

Volunteers founded Cork Simon Community 45 years ago and remain at the heart our community today. Part-time volunteers are active in every aspect of Cork Simon, from sitting on the Board of Directors to visiting people in their homes to supporting people to develop life skills such as cooking, literacy and numeracy.

Full-Time Volunteering

Full-Time Volunteers come from Ireland and from a host of countries around the world to work alongside our trained staff at all of our services. Full-Time Volunteers typically spend nine to twelve months at Cork Simon and are an integral part of the team, bringing their skills, energy and diversity to our community.

Schools & Colleges
Information and resources for schools & colleges
Schools

We visit primary and secondary schools to work with pupils in understanding the causes of and solutions to homelessness. Everyone has a role to play in tackling homelessness.  Our school visits help pupils to build social awareness and good citizenship, and offer plenty of ideas and opportunities on how they can be part of the solution.

Colleges

Third level students in Cork have a long and proud tradition of supporting Cork Simon Community.  The award winning UCC Simon Society organises fundraising and awareness raising events throughout the academic year.  CIT Social Care Students participate in work placements over several months across all our frontline services.

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Our Annual Events
Coffee Morning

This March help fight homelessness by holding a Cork Simon Coffee Morning.

Register and we’ll send you a Coffee Morning Pack with everything you need to about how to have a spectacular coffee morning.

Fundraising Ball 2017

Our Annual Fundraising Ball takes place Friday 31 March at Fota Island Resort Hotel. 

The Ball is a sell-out event every year and is attended by almost three hundred guests from Cork’s business community. 

The Great Cork Simon Supper

Thank you so much for your support of the 2016 Great Cork Simon Supper. 

The Supper will return in September 2017 when you can host a meal and join in the fun again! Your support will help save lives. 

Christmas Jumper Day

Thank you for making 2016 Christmas Jumper Day our most successful ever. We raised over €110,000 thanks to you!

We will be back to restart the Jumper Joy at Christmas, when you can sign-up your business, workplace or school and start your preparations again.

Cork Little Christmas Lunch

Cork Simon’s Women’s Little Christmas Lunches are always a highlight of the Christmas calendar.

For over a decade Cork Simon has hosted a Women’s Little Christmas Lunch, celebrating women and companionship and raising much needed funds for people who are homeless.

West Cork Little Christmas

Cork Simon’s Women’s Little Christmas Lunches have celebrated women and companionship for over a decade.

The Lunches raise much needed funds for people who are homeless in Cork and are the highlight of the Christmas calendar every year.

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