On Saturday 9th December, members of the Effective Software team were out in force collecting for the Dublin Simon Community's annual 'House of Light' festival. Taking place at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin City Centre every Christmas, the festival involved an impressive display of lights and music for passers-by to enjoy.
The Dublin Simon Community is focused on providing supportive services at all stages of homelessness. Each day Dublin Simon delivers outreach to people who are rough sleeping, housing for individuals and families, treatment for those dealing with health issues, support to keep people in their homes and education to get them back on their feet.
2017 marked the 5th 'House of Light' festival to take place at the Powerscourt Centre, and the 3rd time that Effective Software staff took part. The people of Dublin were very generous to our fundraisers, and there was an excellent response to this extremely worthy cause.
Temperatures were particularly low on the night, and while we had fun for the time that we were fundraising, it's important to remember that cold conditions are the norm for many of the homeless throughout Dublin City Centre.
We would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who donated to our staff this year. If you didn't get a chance to meet us on the night and would like to donate to this amazing charity, go to their donation page today were you can donate as much or little as you can. Every donation welcome!