A little about us
Our mission is to improve the day-to-day life in direct provision centers, by providing necessary products that allow asylum seekers to offset their costs and free up their weekly stipend :)
During the pandemic `I had an instagram called CoronaVirusVolunteers. One day we received a message from an asylum seeker 'urgently needing gloves, masks, sanitizer, soap & bleach'.
We set up a GoFundme and that's how we began!
What we've done (so far!)
Fast forward six months and despite a global pandemic, 2km lockdowns and working almost completely online, we've managed to:
raise over 50k in donations
donate 120k worth of sanitary products
create a community of people and businesses determined to make a difference, and
above all- have been fortunate enough to spend quality time with those in DP
Where to from here?
We will continue to raise awareness for direct provision, with the aim of enacting structural change to forever change the system that asylum seekers experience when coming into Ireland.
We hope that by sharing stories from people living in direct provision and celebrating the little moments of joy that come from our DP drops, we can enact empathy from Irish communities and together put an end to direct provision.
Want to help?
It may sound trivial, but following us on Instagram is an easy way for us to continue spreading awareness for those in direct provision. You can also head to our volunteers page to see how you can get involved or visit our gofundme to make a donation!