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Volunteers needed for citywide Novas Street Collection

A city-wide Novas Street Collection will take place in Limerick on Saturday, May 5, and volunteers are needed.

Volunteers needed for citywide Novas Street Collection

First established in 2002, Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. They provide a range of services and accommodation for marginalised households throughout Ireland. The orgnaisation offers bespoke, client-centered services, based on empirical evidence of fifteen years’ experience of working with people who are homeless in Ireland. Novas believes that everyone is entitled to a home.

Novas is now the largest provider of homeless services in Limerick and throughout the Mid-West. The voluntary organisation offers a range of services in the city including temporary and emergency accommodation, long-term housing, a family support service, Housing First and a Street Outreach.

In 2017, Novas worked with more than 4,500 people throughout Ireland and 3,500 of these people were in the Limerick and the Mid-West area. The organisation supported people who were homeless, at risk of homelessness or in addiction. This was an increase of 29% from the previous 12-month period.

On Saturday, May 5, a Novas Street Collection will take place in Limerick City. All the money raised will go directly to supporting our frontline services in the city. There will be collectors out and about from 9 am and volunteers are needed, so if you’re free for a while on May 5 and would like to get involved you can contact Chris at [email protected]

When speaking to I Love Limerick about the upcoming Novas street collection, Una Burns from Novas said “We greatly appreciate the amazing support we get from the public in Limerick and we are always overwhelmed by their generosity. If people have a few hours to give over the weekend to shake a bucket, please do get in touch.”

 

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