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To give to Foróige is to change a young person’s life for the better
To support Foróige is to create stronger communities.
To invest in Foróige is to build a better Ireland.

Smart Move Foróige is partnering with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation in the first Irish smart phone recycling initiative. Help us reach our target of 10,000 smart phones by donating your old or used handsets and you will be directly supporting 57,000 young people in Foróige and 300 Jack and Jill families across Ireland.

Street Performance World Championships Foróige will be at the Street Performance World Championships, June 2012, in Dublin and Cork in our very own Marquee. We will be fundraising by providing a face painting service and young people involved in the organisation will even have the opportunity to perform on the Busking Stage.

Abseil Everest in Ireland We need 500 people to abseil 18 metres to help us reach 8,840 metres – the height of Everest, in 4 locations across Ireland. Participate in this fun and exciting challenge on 30th June or 1st July.

Please believe in young people and support Foróige in 2012.

Fundraising in 2011

One of Foróige’s first successful fundraising events was the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in June. 38 women took part in the event and raised €4,000, having great fun along the way. In 2012 we intend to double those numbers.

The next big project was the National Foróige Christmas Raffle. The initiative got great support from clubs and projects across the country. An impressive 28,000 tickets were sold raising almost €86,000. Participating clubs and projects got a third of the funds they raised back to fund their local activities, amounting to €27,000 nationally. It was a phenomenal result and a BIG thank you goes to all those involved. We hope to build on its success next year.

Foróige has also upgraded its online fundraising presence. It’s now possible to donate to Foróige online in a dedicated section of our website called ‘Support Us’ – supportus. Here you will find all you need to know about fundraising events, support opportunities, easy ways to securely donate and what a donation can mean.

2012 promises to be another great year and there is an exciting calendar of events planned to raise funds to make a real difference in the lives of young people across the country.

Young people are the leaders, wealth creators and decision makers of tomorrow. Supporting Foróige’s work today and enabling young people to effect positive change in their communities is building a stronger Ireland for the future. The public sector, corporate and individual supporters, volunteers, staff and parents are working together to contribute to Foróige’s ambitious vision to empower more young people, enrich more communities and transform Ireland for the better.

Volunteer Leader,Ballyhaunis Foróige Club, Mayo, Club Co-ordinator for Foróige National Christmas Raffle 2011
“ Our club is a vital part of the community with the help of the town, parents, leaders and members. The young people involved experience firsthand the benefits of fundraising for Foróige. Getting out there to fundraise is a great opportunity to talk directly to the community about Foróige and also raise both local and national support. The reason that I volunteer is that Foróige offers young people the chance to develop themselves that they wouldn’t get elsewhere. I want all young people to have that.”
General Manager, Marketing, permanent tsb Corporate Partner, permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards
permanent tsb got involved in the Youth Citizenship Programme and Awards as we wanted to be part of something special driven by young people who wanted to make a difference. The Youth Citizenship Awards are all inclusive and embrace the spirit and dynamism of young people in creating a meaningful legacy through positive change.”
Volunteer Fundraiser for Foróige Hell and Back 10K Wicklow Run 2011 Participant
“I live in Canada but was visiting Ireland in October of 2011. The 14th of that month would have been my sister Emily’s 30th birthday – In her memory, I signed up for the Hell and Back 10k Wicklow Run as it’s the type of thing we might have done together. I chose to fundraise for Foróige because they work to empower young people and that’s what my sister was passionate about, and hoped to continue in her work as a volunteer and a teacher. My sister was all about having fun, so I had lots of fun at the race.”
Managing Director, AD2ONE Ireland Challenge event participant for Foróige, Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer and Corporate Supporter
“I recognise the importance of youth development as one of the cornerstones of social and economic development. Being a member of Foróige developed my confidence as a teenager, encouraged freedom of thought and helped open my eyes to world. That’s why I intend to fundraise for Foróige in 2012! Now, as Managing Director of AD2ONE Ireland, I see the importance of youth development particularly when hiring staff. The qualities we look for in the next generation of Irish innovators and leaders are all the qualities that Foróige help to enrich and encourage.”