The Foróige-operated Drum Youth Centre, located at MacDonagh Junction shopping centre, is participating in Foróige’s “Smart Move” smart and non-smart phone recycling initiative and hopes to collect as many phone donations from people in the community as possible.
All proceeds raised from the initiative will be shared equally between Foróige and The Jack and Jill Foundation.
Foróige is the national youth development organisation and is responsible for 654 youth clubs and projects all over the country. Foróige are aiming to bring their services to twice as many young people in Ireland by 2020. This will mean that 100,000 young people, or one in every five young people in Ireland, would have the opportunity to engage in Foróige’s projects, clubs or programmes.
It is a registered charity that has received a 20% cut in funding in recent times. In Kilkenny alone Foróige operates 14 youth clubs, two junior clubs and one project. In order to continue its widespread work with young people in the county Foróige must replace reduced funds through fundraisers like this one.
To support this initiative, phones can be donated to The Drum youth centre or to Treats by Cramers Grove café, both of which are located in MacDonagh Junction’s Goods Shed Square. For more information, contact Kate Carroll on 086 7736975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.