Peter McVerry Trust has a comprehensive Schools Programme for secondary and primary level school students, as well as third level students. We can provide information about our work, support with projects, as well as details about how your school can support our work.
In early 2021 the charity launched Homelessness in Ireland, which provides educational resources on homelessness and information about our work to reduce homelessness across the country.
Under current public health guidelines, a member of our team would be happy to deliver a virtual talk to your school and speak with students and teachers about the work of Peter McVerry Trust, and the kinds of support we provide for people who need it.
The information provided can often support students with any projects or subject requirements they have, but also can inform the student body of the reality of homelessness. With more and more children of school going age experiencing homelessness, our school talks can help other students be more empathetic towards their fellow students.
Supporting Our Work
Peter McVerry Trust works closely with schools in communities across Ireland and the support the charity receives support from schools helps us continue our work with people who need it most.
There are lots of ways that you can help raise funds for us, and we are here to provide any support you might need. You can hold a non-uniform day, a bake sale, a charity cycle or take part in our Big Sleep In and host a sleep-in at your school or college.
Learn more about the Big Sleep or discuss the ways you can help us support people in homelessness by getting in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.