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Opening Doors Appeal 2017

Opening Doors Appeal 2017

Welcome to Peter McVerry Trust’s Opening Doors Appeal 2017. We hope you join with us as and help raise funds to help tackle the homeless crisis in Ireland. On the page below you will find information on this year’s appeal and ways for you to get involved.


About the Opening Doors Appeal

Peter McVerry Trust’s Opening Doors Appeal is now in its 5th year. Each year it coincides with World Homeless Day (10th October) a day used by Peter McVerry Trust to highlight the needs of people impacted by homelessness.

The Opening Doors appeal is crucial in helping Peter McVerry Trust deliver our services and our goal is to use funds raised to help people secure a safe and secure home. This year’s appeal focuses on the issue of empty homes and the potential to quickly turn empty buildings into new homes. 


Support the Opening Doors Appeal 2017

Outlined below are some ways in which money raised through this year’s Opening Doors Appeal could be used by Peter McVerry Trust.


Business For Homes (6th October 2017)

Show your support for Peter McVerry Trust’s effort’s to deliver a housing led response to the homeless and housing crisis. Register now, send us your company logo, and book your place at this unique event as we explore the impact of Ireland’s housing crisis on businesses and their employees in advance of Budget 2018.

Confirmed Speakers: Ronan Lyons (TCD),  Lorraine Higgins (Deputy CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland) & Philip Crowe and Aoife Corcoran (Space Engagers)

Date: 6th October 2017
Time: 12.30pm – 2pm
Location: Smock Alley Theatre, 6-7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Eventbrite - Business For Homes

Open House Dublin

Peter McVerry Trust is delighted to collaborate with Open House Dublin 2017 for the second year running. To learn more about Open House Dublin and how you can support Peter McVerry Trust visit the Open House Dublin website.

Tropical Popical

Tropical Popical is supporting our Opening Doors Appeal this week by selling raffle tickets to win a private party in the salon for you and 10 friends. They will also have donation buckets in the salon during the week.

Hairy Baby

Hairy Baby is supporting the Opening Doors Appeal through a new range of t-shirts, mugs and tote bags. The design focuses on the importance of the ‘home’ and for every product sold, Hairy Baby will donate a percentage of the profits. Visit Hairy Baby’s website here.



Opening Hours

Donate one hour of your salary on World Homeless Day, October 10th, and help Peter McVerry Trust provide homes to people experiencing homelessness. Join a number of companies who have already pledged to make a difference this year. Contact Nell on nward@pmvtrust.ie or +353 (0)1 823 0776 for more information on how you and your colleagues can help people home this World Homeless Day.

Shine out of Darkness

Artist Jennifer Allen is holding an exhibition of her drawings in the City Library Limerick next week to support Opening Doors. The exhibition takes place for the duration of Opening Doors week, with the official launch taking place on Wednesday 11th October at 3pm. RSVP to jenniferallenart@yahoo.ie


Schools Fundraising and Awareness

Peter McVerry Trust are grateful to have the ongoing support of schools and students who raise funds , and awareness in their community about the issues of homelessness and the work Peter McVerry Trust do to tackle this. Book your schools talk today and learn how you can raise funds to make a difference. Contact +353 (0)1 823 0776


Barry’s Story

Readers of the Irish Times and Irish Independent will see the Peter McVerry Trust fundraising insert in the paper on Saturday 7th of October. This insert share’s Barry’s story and asks members of the public to donate in order to create more stories just like his.


You can download the fundraising insert below along with a donation form. Alternatively you can donate on the website here