CHARITY OF THE YEAR
One of the most important things in life is to positively affect the people around you. While most of us impact the people in our daily lives, we think it is important to step up and affect people beyond our immediate circle of friends and family. To that end, each year we support local and international charities. Each person at Positive is eligible to vote and donate, and Positive matches their pledges.
The generosity of the team has been growing year on year. In 2014 we collectively donated around €20,000. In 2015 we raised €135,000, and in 2016 €265,000, with a further €100,000 pledged for 2017.
“I donate because scientific research shows that by giving to the most effective charities, such as the Against Malaria Foundation, you can reliably save a life for less than €3,000. It’s amazing that we all have the ability to save many lives over the course of our careers, and I would love to see people join me in making a donation.” -Michael
The charities we support this year are:
Against Malaria Foundation
AMF works to protect people from malaria. They fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used. They show you where the nets go. They monitor and report their use and impact. 100% of public donations buys long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). An LLIN costs US$2.50. We work with distribution partners to distribute nets and ensure use. We conduct net use surveys and track monthly malaria data.
Anew provides any woman and her family on the island of Ireland with professional support services empowering them to overcome issues surrounding pregnancy, homelessness and parenthood.
Aware provides support & information for people who experience depression or bipolar disorder and their concerned loved ones. Lo-call 1890 303 302.
Connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.
Make a Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish® Ireland has one simple aim – We grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 we have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland. We believe a wish can have a lasting impact on a child’s life. A wish can create moments of joy – and memories that last a life-time.
Raising for Effective Giving
Raising for Effective Giving (REG) raises funds for highly cost-effective organizations, and advises donors on how to maximize the good they can achieve with their charitable giving. REG provides consultations for philanthropists, and hold presentations at conferences and events, spreading the idea of effective, evidence-based giving.
The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.
The Simon Community
Simon Community supports the homeless in Ireland.