In this issue
Merry Christmas from Dublin Chamber
Now that there is a plan, Implement it
Executing change strategies for growth
Meet the Council Candidates
Dublin Mayor Legislation moves to committee debate
Dublin Chamber Business Owners Network 2011
Provisional Calendar of Chamber Events in 2011
“Your Dublin your Voice”
Dublin Chamber charities and non–profit organizations
Dublin Chamber Market Place
Useful Links
Contact Us
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
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Dublin 2

For Membership information ask for Aideen Ryan or Donal Milton

Ph: 01 644 7200

Email Us
Dublin Chamber charities and non–profit organizations
You can make a difference this Christmas

trocaire pic_picnikTrócaire Global Gifts
Trócaire is asking businesses in Dublin to adopt a new tradition this Christmas by giving an ethical Global Gift to clients and suppliers, this will change lives overseas.
“This year we’re asking companies to try something new and shake up their usual business routines by including Trócaire Global Gifts as their corporate gifts. They could help a Ugandan family light up its home with a new solar light, a woman in Malawi cook on a clean, smoke-free stove or a family in Honduras gets a new home.”
To purchase log on to www.trocaire.org/globalgift, call 1850 408 408 or visit Trócaire, 12 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1. 

front cover concern_picnikConcern Corporate Gift of Hope
Why not break with tradition and rather than send a token gift to your clients or suppliers, let them know that this year you’re giving the Gift of Hope to those who need it most. You can purchase a “Gift of Hope” from Concern simply by making a donation of any amount that suits your budget. All companies that donate will receive a banner ad for their website and all companies that donate over €250 will be included in a pre-Christmas national newspaper ad.

ISPCC childline logo blue_picnikISPCC
For some children, Christmas is just another day to fear
Almost 40% of calls made to Childline last Christmas Day were unanswered due to a lack of funds. 2010 has seen a huge increase in demand for all of the ISPCC’s services to children with an alarming increase in abuse and welfare cases.
While Christmas should be a time for fun and happiness, for some the reality is very different bringing isolation, stress, and even violence.  On Christmas Day last year, over 900 vulnerable children engaged with the ISPCC. Please donate today and make Christmas a happier time for children in need.
To find out more/donate: www.ispcc.ie or call 1850 50 40 50

WVIweblogo v2_picnikWorld Vision Ireland
Give a 'super' Christmas gift - right up to the last minute!
If you're still looking for inspiration for something a bit different, why not give a 'super' goat? Our gifts provide families in Africa not only with an immediate benefit but also a long term income source to improve lives, health and enable school attendance. Prices start from €5 for 2 school fruit trees. Each gift comes with a card, or for last minute gifts, choose an ecard or a gift cert to print at home - there's no time delay so you can shop online while the turkey is in the oven! Buy online now http://www.worldvision.ie/gifts PDF of catalogue here http://www.worldvision.ie/images/uploads/file/catalogue/worldVisionCatalogue.pdf

Art work mdi logoMuscular Dystrophy Ireland
The condition Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy is a collective name for a range of neuromuscular disorders, characterised by the progressive weakening and wasting of muscles. As the muscles deteriorate, the affected person becomes weaker over a period of time and may gradually lose the ability to walk. Due to the progressive nature of the disorder, the life span of children living with Duchene muscular dystrophy is greatly reduced and their needs continuously change. Assistance is required with the activities of daily living i.e. meal times, bathing, dressing, personal care & hygiene.

Fundraising
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland depends solely on donations and state contributions. We host a variety of national fundraising events throughout the year to fund respite support services and medical research into the condition. The national events include:

1) Christmas Cards
2) MDI’s National Awareness Day & Fundraising Appeal on Valentines Day
3) The Flora Womens Mini Marathon Dublin June Bank Holiday
4) Dublin & Cork City Marathon
5) Greyhound Race Night Newbridge, Co Kildare October
6) Ireland Bike Fest, Killarney, Co Kerry June Bank Holiday
7) Cycle Challenge in Co Clare
8) Fire Walk Challenge

Donors, supporters, friends and members of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland also fundraise on a regional and local level and take part in fun activities and organise different events which are so important in assisting MDI to continue the delivery of the respite support services & funding medical research.

Examples of just some of the local & regional fundraising:
Raffles / Auctions / Table Quiz
Concerts
Walk athons / Sleep athons
Church gate collections
Parachute clubs / Fancy dress nights 
 
For further information please contact:
Amy Bramley
Fundraising & PR Coordinator
Mobile: 086 818 5352
Telephone: 01 872 1501
Email: amy@mdi.ie
www.mdi.ie

Plan Ireland Logo TransparentPlan Ireland
Gifts range from €100 for a pack of 10 individual ‘All Set for School’ Gifts to €1,000 for a Haiti School Cholera Prevention Kit which includes critical and life saving supplies, see http://plan.ie/what-you-can-do/christmas.
For corporate gifts, we have exclusive Java Republic Coffee Hampers for sale, thanks to our friends at Java Republic. And for businesses who want more out of their Christmas charity donations, I have prime advertising space on busy Baggot Street up for grabs – get your brand out in front of your target audience this December! For more information contact jessica@plan.ie or call 01 6599601.

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