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IHEEM & Habitat for Humanity

28 January 2020

Delivering Sustainable Healthcare Estates 

IHEEM Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Branches are delighted to announce that the chosen charity for this years Dublin Awards Dinner 2020 event is Habitat for Humanity. 
The charitable evening, which is taking place on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at the GAA Museum at Croke Park, will have an auction to raise money for the Charity as well as donations collected on the night. 
Habitat NI, Chief Executive Jenny Williams said: "We're so grateful for this opportunity to raise our profile and engage with the public to fulfil our sustainable agenda." 
"Today, our work remains focused on reconciliation and building strong, vibrant communities. We partner with other charities and communities to improve the quality of housing and community buildings for vulnerable groups. Through Habitat ReStore we serve thousands of local families by creating access to low-cost home improvement materials and we provide learning and employability training for people of all ages."
"One in four people in our world live in poor housing. Families are forced to live in places that are cold and damp, overcrowded or do not have a door that locks. Simple homes save lives. Families are healthier, children do better in school and parents have a chance to earn a stable income.
Every day in 70 countries Habitat for Humanity works beside families to build, renovate or repair their home. Habitat advocates to improve access to affordable shelter and supports funding models that enable families with limited resources to make vital improvements to their homes.
In Ireland, Habitat brings people together from across the community to serve the most vulnerable; mobilising hundreds of volunteers as the hearts, hands and voices for its work. 
ReStore Habitat provides access to low-cost home improvement materials, delivers skills-based employability and learning programmes and diverts tons of material from landfill. It raises funds to support long-term partner programmes in some of our world’s poorest communities."
About Habitat ReStore
Habitat ReStore is the hub for our work, connecting the local and global. By selling donated new and used building and home improvement materials, it serves thousands of families who need help to improve their homes at low cost and diverts tons of material from landfill. ReStore delivers intentional volunteering opportunities and raises funds to build hope and homes around the world.
Every week more than 50 volunteers from across the community give their time to Habitat ReStore, contributing more than 30,000 volunteer hours of service since late 2012. Volunteers of all abilities help in ReStore, including those who come to us through our partner organisations including Stepping Stones, Mencap and The Cedar Foundation. ReStore provides a safe environment for vulnerable people to learn new skills and make new friends.
You can find out more about ReStore here, and read about their volunteer's experiences here.
If you would be interested in donating an auction prize please contact the event organisers via dublin2020@iheem.org.uk or call 02392 823 186
Dublin 2020 Event
 
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