Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We hope your day is lucky, green and full of cheer. To honor the day, we are dedicating this newsletter to a few choice Irish businesses and organizations that give back.
Interesting fact: Guinness was one of the first companies in Ireland to provide pensions to staff and their widows. They also paid 20 percent higher than the Dublin average. In 2009, they established the Arthur Guinness Fund and since its inception, they have donated over seven million euro to the Fund to promote health and improve access to clean water in Africa. The Fund also provides support to firefighters with donations for updated equipment and resources. We will drink to that!
Glencree is a nonprofit dedicated to transforming violent conflict and building peace. Glencree continues to use its center to facilitate dialogue between groups involved in and affected by violent conflict. The organization was founded in 1974 at the height of the ‘Troubles’ to provide a safe space to build peace in Ireland.
iDonate is an online fundraising platform for charities in Ireland. They launched in 2011 and is available to the 8,000+ charities. The platform helps charities create custom fundraising charities, run auctions and host events.
The Ireland Funds is on a mission to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programs of peace, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. On St. Patrick's Day in 1987, The Ireland Fund and the American Irish Foundation merged to form The American Ireland Fund, becoming the world's largest private organization funding constructive change in Ireland.