Tech giants Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), DXC & Micro Focus, along with facilities partner ISS, have come together to support those facing homelessness in the local community.
Galway Simon Community has been chosen as the businesses’ charity partner of the year.
One of the key goals of the partnership is to raise €60,000 to help homeless people in Galway.
Among other projects, they will support Galway Simon’s ‘Journey Home Fund’, which aims to fit out 12 houses and apartments in 2020.
This will create new homes for approximately 30 individuals and children in Galway who would otherwise be facing homelessness.
The tech giants have also launched a programme of volunteering with Galway Simon that leverages their technical expertise through skills-share projects, which will see over 60 employees involved.
Louise Gallagher of HPE, Chairperson of the Charity Partnership Committee describeed the desire for the onsite companies to make an impact locally.
“Homelessness is such a huge issue nationwide and people who never thought they could be affected are being faced with either the possibility or reality of homelessness.
“For this reason we have partnered with Galway Simon Community whose key focus area is prevention,” Louise explained.
Karen Golden, CEO of Galway Simon Community said urgent action is needed to ensure people have places to call home
Speaking about the partnership, Karen Golden, CEO of Galway Simon Community said urgent action is needed to ensure people have places to call home and that the partnership will help the charity to do this.
“We are delighted to partner with HPE, DXC, Micro Focus and ISS who will be supporting us to make a big impact in the local community by helping us to ensure that people can find their journey to a new home,” she said.