Homeless Charity Launches Urgent Appeal

A homeless charity has launched an urgent appeal for donations in the lead up to Christmas.

The Focus Ireland campaign highlights over 800 children and their families became homeless in the first 10 months of 2014, with some 45 families in Dublin losing their home in November alone.

Featuring Focus Ireland Life President and founder, Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, the campaign will also consist of radio and outdoor advertising, carrying the quote: "It's the children who feel it the worst."

A statement released by the charity's founder, said: "Losing a home is more than a family can bear. Some families who are homeless are squeezed into tiny hotel rooms – 5 or 6 people in one room, nowhere to cook or for children to play. And it's not just families. There are many single people and couples who are homeless as well and they all need a place to call home."

Sister Kennedy added: "Focus Ireland is working hard to support these families and we really depend on donations at this time of year to raise vital funds to make sure our services can cope with the great demand. I am asking people to please give what they can afford to support our urgent Christmas appeal.

"Any donation will help us to directly support these families and also help fund our work to prevent other families and single people from becoming homeless in the first place. People can donate at www.focusireland.ie or 1850 204 205."


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