Kildare Intel employees help with homelessness

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Paula Campbell

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Kildare Intel employees help with homelessness

Intel employees with their homeless packages

Over 700 Intel employees have put together over 1,200 care packages for Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH). 

The care packages include sanitary products, perishable food items and non-perishable food items.

The pack events took part on both days and nights on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September. And with all shifts engaged, over 700 employees took part, putting together 1200 packages. The packs were then handed out by  volunteers that night, ensuring that those less fortunate got the supplies they needed. In addition to the donation of the care packs, Intel will also match the hours contributed to the charity by employees with $10 per hour paid from the Intel Foundation to ICHH.

All employees at the Leixlip based campus had the opportunity to engage in worthy causes this month with September being named a 'Do Wonderful Month'. 

According to a spokesperson the month consisted of a Charity Cycle, a pack for Dog’s Trust and a clothes collection for Dress for Success. However, central to the Do Wonderful Month were four pack events, in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH).

Founded in November 2013, ICHH was a direct result of an increased number of people sleeping rough in Dublin City. ICHH outreach volunteers are on the streets of Dublin 7 nights a week. Bringing supplies such as tea, coffee, sandwiches, fruit, gloves and scarves. But most importantly they offer empathy and compassion that can have a positive impact on those living rough in the city.

Brian McLoughlin, Head of Communications from Inner City Helping Homeless, added: “We are so appreciative of the hard work and support from everyone at Intel Ireland as part of their Do Wonderful Month. Our outreach volunteers are assisting 120-160 people a night on the streets of Dublin and surrounding areas 7 nights a week so the food and sanitary packages put together by Intel staff went straight out onto the streets to the most vulnerable in society that need our help the most.”

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