Fundraising Resources

Spread the word

Fundraising, recruiting your team, and spreading the word about the Virtual Sleep Out is not a solo mission. We have everything you need to get started! To help spread the word, download what fundraising resources you need, and use our sample message provided below.

Sample Message

Use this sample message online to call on your friends, family, or colleagues to make a donation and show their support!

On Friday, October 2nd, I am swapping my bed for a sleeping bag and will be giving up my usual comforts in support of those facing homelessness in our community. As part of my virtual Sleep Out challenge, I am raising desparetly needed funds for Galway Simon Community, who provide housing and support services to people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness here in the West.

Right now, their dedicated team and those who they support are facing a crisis within a crisis! The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about untold changes for us all. It has and will continue to put many people at risk of becoming homeless. Galway Simon’s services are stretched more than ever and with the inevitable economic fallout from the crisis looming, they are anticipating an even bigger increase in demand over the coming months. They urgently need our support to make sure that they can be there for those who need their help in the challenging times to come.

If you can, please consider supporting me by donating what you can today. The families and individuals living in homelessness need us now more than ever, and every euro makes a difference.

Top tip: don’t forget to include your personal iDonate fundraising page!