UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants Established to Support Charities – The 20 most proposed charities today received cheques for €1,000 each at a UL Christmas Community Celebration with funding provided by the University and the UL Foundation.
UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants Established to Support Charities
UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald has established a new Christmas giving tradition at the University of Limerick inviting members of the staff and student community to nominate local charities to be in receipt of a Christmas donation by the University.
The 20 most proposed charities today received cheques for €1,000 each at a UL Christmas Community Celebration with funding provided by the University and the UL Foundation.
Speaking about the initiative Dr Fitzgerald said: “Christmas is a particularly demanding time for many charities, as they are often the only lifeline for projects such as those supporting the elderly and the homeless and the demands can be even greater at this time of year. We were heartened to receive a large number of nominations from the campus community. In total, over 300 of our community submitted nominations for 53 charities.”
“It is my hope that for Christmas 2018, we will extend the voting to our Alumni as well, so that we may involve them in this outreach initiative and also support projects in which our alumni are active,” continued Dr Fitzgerald.
The grant cheques were presented to the charities at a UL Christmas Community Celebration to which the entire community was invited.
Some of the recipients of the UL Christmas Community Celebration donation include ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services which is a voluntary organisation which was set up in 1974 to provide a wide range of supports to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick City and County.
Another recipient of the grants is Cliona’s Foundation is a Limerick-based charity that provides financial assistance directly to parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child.
Recipients of the UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants were
ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services
Children’s Grief Centre
Down Syndrome Limerick
Irish Seed Savers
Limerick Animal Welfare
Limerick Gateway to Education
Limerick Suicide Watch
Milford Care Centre
Ozanam House, SVP
Peter McVerry Trust
Rape Crisis Mid-West
Sing out with Strings
St Gabriel’s Centre
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