Haven Raises Funds

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Haven recently launched its €500 from 500 fundraising campaign, which aims to continue with its support to the people of Haiti by engaging with the top 500 businesses in the country to donate €500 each to the charity.

The Haven Partnership is a non-governmental organisation that was set up in 2009 solely to provide support to Haitian communities, focusing on areas such as shelter, water and sanitation and education. The subsequent earthquake of 2010 and the emergency relief operation morphed the organisation into what it is today.

This innovative campaign will be concentrating its efforts on Ile á Vache, the small island that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. The thinking behind the plan is simple: each company donates €500, which is the cost of rebuilding a home, meaning at the end of the plan 500 families will have secure dwellings.

Haven founder and chairman Leslie Buckley said, “It is a great testament to these Irish companies to show their generosity by getting involved in €500 from 500. Each donation means so much to the people of Haiti and will have a direct impact on providing the basic conditions to build a better future in Ile á Vache.”

Leading Irish firm Arthur Cox signed up to the campaign and was represented at the launch on 5th June. Conor McDonnell, partner with the firm, says, “We in Arthur Cox are proud to sponsor Haven’s €500 from 500 campaign. The impact of the campaign will make a significant difference if everyone gets involved, and I would encourage each of the top 500 to donate to this worthwhile cause.” 100% of the donation goes towards the rebuild.

For further information, contact Antonia King 01 681 5440, or email antonia.king@havenpartnership.com

To register your company for this new initiative visit www.havenpartnership.com

Pictured at the launch were, left to right: Leslie Buckley, founder and chairman, Haven; Ruaidhri Gibbons, Partner, KPMG; Conor McDonnell, Partner, Arthur Cox; Jeff Smith, CEO Bilfinger Ireland Group; David Maguire, CEO BNRG Renewables; Antonia King, Communications Manager, Haven.

By Maria Shields O’Kelly