You can't get much more 'Spirit of Christmas' than supporting Irish business while donating to a worthy cause. The businesses below are supporting Irish charities this Christmas, and we are supporting them for doing it. Happy Christmas everyone.
Dusty Boy Designs, Angela Scanlon and Focus Ireland
Angela Scanlon and Dusty Boy have collaborated and designed this one-off print where 100% of the profits go to Focus Ireland. By buying this print, you have helped home a child this Christmas.
It's easy to forget how lucky we are sometimes, the "Thank you" print is a simple message to remind us to be grateful for all we have and show kindness to those less fortunate.
Angela told us, "Homeless little boys and girls all across Ireland only want one thing from Christmas; a safe warm bed that they can call their own. Somewhere to hang a stocking so that Santa can find them too."
*NEWS* After last years overwhelming response to our charity print, I am so happy to have collaborated again with my pals @dustyboydesigns to design another beautiful print to raise money for homeless children across the country. In 2018 there are more than 3,000 children who have no home to sleep in this Christmas... we created the print “thanks a million” as a reminder to be grateful for all we have & to show kindness to those less fortunate. By buying this print, you will have helped home a child this Christmas & it also means you will be gifting twice ?? The A5 print costs €15 & ?% of the profits go directly to Focus Ireland. You can buy via the link in our bio NOW?? OR exclusively in store from our friends @shopfolkster in Dundrum, Temple Bar & Kilkenny (from Wednesday December 11th) ? x #thanksamillion #givingback
Christmas FM and Temple Street
When lives hang in the balance, every minute matters. And this festive season, Christmas FM is partnering with Temple Street to raise vital funds that will go towards giving the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children.
Funds raised by Christmas FM this December will purchase new, state-of-the-art incubators and ventilators, helping to ensure that sick children have access to the very best paediatric equipment when they need it most.
Subset and Inner City Helping Homelessness
Subset have already raised an astonishing €18,099 for ICHH from the sale of prints, tees, caps and exhibition tickets for the Subset Grey Area project. Add to the pot and provide resources and provisions to the homeless in Dublin area.
Louise Francis and Pieta House
Some of you might recognise this gorgeous illustration from the cover of Garden Heaven by @louisefrancis.ie. Well, between now and Christmas you can snap up an exclusive print of it on her website, where 50% of profits are going to Pieta House. Giving you the opportunity to support an Irish artist and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.
Edamame, Irish artists and various Irish charities
Edamame, an Irish eco-product company today launched its new range of environmentally-friendly reusable coffee-cups. Each of the three cups from the range entitled ‘Coffee with a Cause’ has been designed by an Irish artist and 20% of the proceeds from sales of each cup will be donated to the artist’s chosen Irish charity.
Joe Caslin, famous for using his visually commanding and powerful street-art to spark social change provided a design entitled ‘Root Before We Rise’ for his cup in support of Pieta House, a charity working to prevent suicide and self-harm.
The ‘Coffee with a Cause’ cups start at €13.95 and are available alongside the full Edamame product range online at edamameeco.com and in-store in Dublin at Platform 61 on South William Street, and in Belfast at a special pop-up at Harvey Norman, Boucher Road, Belfast.
Top photograph: edamameeco.com