Ireland’s largest classified advertising website, DoneDeal.ie, has announced that its latest ‘Charity Month’ donation has pushed total donations in Ireland to over €1m since it was first started back in 2010.
Over 30 charities across Ireland have now received donations from the company, with the funds going towards vital maintenance and upkeep of the chosen charities. Some of these include Waterford Hospice, Irish Therapy Dogs, Marie Keating Foundation, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCC, Our Lady’s Children Hospital in Crumlin and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
The DoneDeal Charity month initiative was started in February 2010 when the company had only three employees. Since then, a charity has been chosen every second month and for the duration of that month 10% of the cost of placing an ad has gone to the designated charity. As DoneDeal grew, and more and more ads were placed, it was decided to split the money raised between three worthy charities.
According to John Warbuton, CEO of DoneDeal: “Since our charity programme was founded giving back to local communities has always been a major priority for DoneDeal. It is important to us that what we are doing involves all of us – every staff member gets a chance to choose their charity. We’ve donated money to some of the best known charities in Ireland.”