CAN YOU GIVE 1 PER CENT (OF YOUR TIME OR MONEY) TO A GOOD CAUSE?
A NEW CAMPAIGN IS ASKING PEOPLE TO COMMIT 1 PER CENT OF THEIR INCOME, PROFITS OR TIME TO A CAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN. THE 1 PER CENT CAMPAIGN AIMS TO CREATE A NATIONAL SHIFT IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS GIVING, BY ENCOURAGING GIVING “IN A MORE CONSIDERED AND SUSTAINED MANNER”, WHICH IT SAYS WILL PROMOTE A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY. THE 1 PER CENT DIFFERENCE IS SUPPORTED BY CHARITIES, SPORTS AND ARTS ORGANISATIONS AND THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR. IT IS THE LARGEST AND MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN OF ITS TYPE EVER UNDERTAKEN IN IRELAND.
The initiative is spearheaded by the Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising and was launched in Dublin by Minister Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and former President Mary Robinson, founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation. For further information log on towww.onepercentdifference.ie