Kildare based Intel has selected two charities for their employees to fundraise for in 2019 and these are the five Saplings schools and the Wicklow Mountain Rescue.
Throughout the year employees will engage in and support a number of different activities and events such as the annual Intel Charity Cycle, 5km Fun Run and Bake Sale to name a few. Both of the Signature Charities will also benefit from Intel’s unique initiative, the Matching Grants Program, which motivates employees to engage in volunteerism by providing cash grants to the organisations where the employees volunteer their time.
Saplings was established originally through the energy and commitment of a small group of parents and professionals in Kill and now has five schools located in Kill, Rathfarnham, Carlow, Goresbridge and Mullingar and operates as a Patron body to these schools.
The Saplings Schools are co-educational specialist schools, providing quality education for pupils with autism and complex needs. Each school offers a range of child-centred, autism specific education which draws on a range of evidence based interventions.
The aim is to support individuals with a diagnosis of autism and their families, assisting them to achieve their full potential and participate in their family and community life through the provision of holistic, evidence based services, celebrating each individual’s dignity, uniqueness and right to an optimal education.
The Mountain Rescue provides a professional mountain rescue service for those who find themselves in need. This may include mountain accidents or lost, overdue, or missing persons. In the last number of years the team responded to over 50 “call-outs” on average per year in the Dublin and Wicklow mountain areas.