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Intel Ireland announces 2021 Signature Charities

Intel Ireland announces a charitable partnership with Cycle Against Suicide and Ronald McDonald House Charities

At the core of Intel Ireland is a passion for volunteering and community involvement. We are committed to making a positive impact throughout our local communities and aiding charitable organisations with their success.

Every year we select two charities for our employees to dedicate their combined efforts towards. Throughout the year our employees will provide volunteer time and funds, raised through specially organised activities, to these chosen charities.

For 2021, we have selected Cycle Against Suicide and Ronald McDonald House Charities as our signature charities.

In support of the charities, employees will take part in and support a number of different activities and events throughout the year such as the annual Intel Charity Cycle, 5km Fun Run and Bake Sale to name a few.

In addition to fundraising activities, employees will also be encouraged to volunteer their time to the charities through a number of initiatives that will run throughout the year.

Both of the signature charities will also benefit from Intel’s unique initiative, the Matching Grant Program, which motivates employees to engage in volunteerism by providing cash grants to the organisations where the employees volunteer their time. For every volunteer hour that is contributed to our signature charities, a ‘match’ (donation) of $10 will be paid to the charity by the Intel Foundation.

Through the Intel charity partnership in 2021, Intel Ireland are aiming to raise enough to funds to complete the following;

  • Provide funding to Cycle Against Suicide to provide their schools programme to 600 secondary Schools / Youthreach centres.
  • Sponsor a family bedroom, the ‘Intel room’, in the new house Ronald McDonald House that is being built at the site of the new Children’s hospital.


About Cycle Against Suicide
Cycle Against Suicide is an awareness charity that makes a valuable contribution to the public education of mental health by changing the narrative surrounding suicide. They set out to create a society that openly talks about suicide and make sure each individual on the island of Ireland knows that ‘it’s okay not to feel OK; and its absolutely OK to ask for help’.

One of their most important initiatives is their schools programme. They provide toolkits for SPHE classes and train a group of students in each school into their programme to form a school committee.

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ireland, is to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for 20 families every night who have seriously ill children in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House helps families to face the weight of illness together.

By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.

 

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Media contact: Sarah Sexton |  sarah.sexton@intel.com  | + 353 1 606 8537 

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