East Cork soup and broth company, Cully & Sully are urging customers to turn their used soup tubs into a piggy bank for Focus Ireland and have pledged to match the nation’s donations, up to €10,000.
The Cully and Sully piggy bank tubs will be available nationwide in supermarkets from early October. The food company will add up the piggy bank donations from December 1, matching the nation’s efforts up to €10,000 and give Focus Ireland the much-needed funding before Christmas arrives.
Cullen Allen aka Cully said “When we spoke with Dick White from Focus Ireland during lockdown, he was worried they might not get the same level of donations this year with restrictions for fundraisers and events.
"Focus Ireland’s work is essential for people caught in the poverty trap or facing homelessness, this year especially we want to get the nation involved in supporting Focus Ireland. We would love to end 2020 with a positive and get the donation into Focus Ireland’s hands before Christmas day”.
As little as €25 could help Focus Ireland provide warm, nutritious meals for families living in emergency accommodation. €50 would provide school supplies, books and uniforms. €100 would provide practical short-term supplies for a family experiencing homelessness. €250 could provide specialised support to children traumatised by their experience of homelessness
Dick White from Focus Ireland said: “2020 brought unforeseen challenges to our vulnerable customers and our front line staff. Our front line staff adapted quickly to a 40% increase in demand to our services and we expect demand will continue to as the economic impact of the virus is felt on society. Your support will help Focus Ireland support individuals and families during this very challenging time”
Before December 1, all monies raised will need to be transferred via Cully and Sully’s GoFundMe page or by Bank Giro which can be requested on Focus Irelands website www.focusireland.ie
For more info go to: https://cullyandsully.com/your-focus-ireland-piggy-bank