Tech Giants raise almost €40K in 7 months for Galway Simon Community

Tech giants Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), DXC & Micro Focus, along with their facilities partner ISS, have announced that they have raised €39,604 to date for charity partner Galway Simon Community, which will go towards helping those facing homelessness.

Among other projects, one of the key practical goals from the partnership is to raise €60,000, which will go towards Galway Simon’s ‘Journey Home Fund’ to fit out 12 houses and apartments in 2020. The fund will create new homes for approximately 30 individuals and children in Galway who would otherwise be facing homelessness.

So far this year, the companies have held a number of fundraising events including an executive car wash, a golf day and a solstice sleep out. Their next fundraising initiative is Galway’s first ‘Tech’s Got Talent’, which is taking place on Friday, November 1st at the Galway Bay Hotel in conjunction with ITAG (The Information Technology Association of Galway). The variety show will see 20 acts battle it out in front of a panel of judges and live audience in the hope of being crowned winner 2019.

Louise Gallagher of HPE, Chairperson of the Charity Partnership Committee explained their motivation behind the partnership and what they have coming up next. “We are delighted to have passed the halfway mark already and we are well on our way to raising €60,000 for Galway Simon by the end of the year. It’s been amazing to see the four companies, and employees from each, coming together as a community to help make a difference for those who turn to Galway Simon Community for help. Our aim is to make a big impact on homelessness locally through our partnership”, Louise said.

“We’re really looking forward to our next big event, Tech’s Got Talent, which will be lots of fun and open to anyone associated with Tech in Galway. It’s a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and dazzle the judges, while also helping to raise awareness and much needed funds for those facing homelessness in Galway”, Louise added.

To register an act or to purchase tickets for the event, visit www.galwaysimon.ie.