Volunteers from across Ireland are hoping to raise vital funds for their local Foróige clubs and projects in the run up to the festive season. The hard working volunteers are raising much needed funds thanks to Tesco, which is hosting a national bag pack for the charity across 79 of its stores nationwide. Foróige volunteers – as well as young people involved in the organisation’s clubs and projects - will be on hand helping shoppers pack their groceries in the Tesco stores in nationally on Saturday December 13th.
Foróige CEO Seán Campbell said: “Volunteers are the life-blood of Foróige and this weekend we will see volunteerism at its very best. We have volunteers across the nation giving up their time during one of the busiest weeks of the year to volunteer in their local Tesco stores and raise funds – we cannot thank them enough.
“Likewise, teenagers involved in our clubs and projects are doing it for themselves and are taking part in the bag pack – all to ensure that the services they benefit from can be maintained not only for themselves but for future generations."
Mr Campbell explained that all money raised during the bag pack will be invested back into the local community. He added: “As we continue to deal with shrinking budgets and growing demand from young people for our services, we urge communities to get behind this initiative and support their local young people.”
Foróige is the leading and largest youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with 54,000 young people and 5,500 volunteers each year, through a network of more than 600 youth clubs & cafés, 150 targeted projects and national programmes. “Thanks to Tesco, even more young people around the country will continue to benefit from increased services in their local Foróige clubs and projects,” continued Mr Campbell.