Communities across the county are coming together to do whatever they can to help in the current crisis. We’ve collected a few of the initiatives here but if we’ve missed yours, please drop us a line at together [at] dublin.ie!

Frontline supports:

  • Feed the Heroes: A nationwide initiative to provide essential and nutritious meals to frontline heroes. Has served over 100k meals and raised over a million euro.
  • On Call for Ireland: Over 60k people have responded to the HSE’s COVID-19 recruitment drive.
  • Coke Lane Pizza: Fundraising to deliver pizza to a variety of community facilities in the South Circular Road area.

Hospital fundraisers:

  • Beaumont Heroes Appeal: The northside hospital appeal hopes to bring staff small comforts and support – a hot coffee, a warm pizza or a cold drink – as they go about their life-saving work.
  • Féasta fundraiser for the Mater Hospital: Rozanna Purcell, along with a group of Ireland’s top cooks and chefs, has created a PDF cookbook called “Féasta”, packed with over 20 recipes. The suggested donation (via GoFundMe) for the cookbook is €5, and all proceeds will go into a non restrictive fund for our hospitals.
  • St James’ Hospital Fundraiser: St James’ Hospital’s medical staff are valiantly fighting COVID–19 on the front lines. The hospital is hosting an online fundraiser to support its staff.

Community supports:

  • The Community Call: The Government of Ireland is coordinating a nationwide initiative that links local and national Government with the community and voluntary sectors to provide support to vulnerable members of local communities. See contact details below:
    • Dublin City: Call (01) 222 8555 or email covidsupport@dublincity.ie
    • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown: Call (01) 271 3199 or email covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie
    • Fingal: Call (01) 890 5000 or email covidsupport@fingal.ie
    • South Dublin: 1800 240519 or email covidsupport@sdublincoco.ie
  • Good Grub: Good Grub is a not-for profit initiative fundraising to deliver nutritious fruit & veg parcels to families of DEIS school children in Dublin. DEIS is a national programme that addresses the needs of children and young adults in disadvantaged communities.
  • Tech help for the over 65s: Are you cocooning and need tech help? A group of volunteers, led by IT consultant Deryck Fay, are providing telephone tech support for any of your queries. Phone (01) 963 3288 for help from 8am to 8pm.

Feeding the Heroes

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