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Running the Dublin City Marathon fundraiser for Generation Text's new bus

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For What? Help us to buy a new BUS

Our goal is to raise approx €16,000 for Generation Text to buy a bus for our youth project, which would greatly increase capacity to reach more kids. (See www.generation-text.ie for further info.)

Why? A new BUS will mean...
Having a minibus will mean we can utilise the extra volunteers that are currently available & quadru-ple the amount of children we can invite on our weekly outings, workshops every Friday and for our occasional residential trips to Ovoca Manor/Sunshine house etc. We have over 30 children who we currently work with but we can only collect 3 children at a time as we are using a car. The bus will mean that we can radically increase our outputs (ie the amount of face-to-face time that our men-tors spend with children.)

More Info: What do Generation Text do?

The children who we work with have been referred to us because their lives are extremely difficult. They all live in Dublin. Each child is different but to give some examples of why we work with them here are some of the challenges facing them at the moment. Some of the children have parents who are addicted to her-oin, parents who are in prison and some of their parents are dead. Our hope is to bring the children to a more stable environment via outings (summer project, weekly, residential trips etc) and via weekly work-shops on Fridays in Rialto. Our objectives on outings/trips is to provide safe people in safe environments to listen to them, understand them, encourage them and to help them learn by encouraging their creativity and teaching practical skills like cooking, gardening in our allotment etc.

To run the Dublin Marathon for us:
If you like the sound of what we do and want to volunteer or if you want to do a fundraiser for us like the Dublin City Marathon then just give us a shout on the number below or check out our website www.generation-text.ie



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