"We human beings are all fundamentally the same. We all belong to a common, broken humanity. We all have wounded, vulnerable hearts. Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood; we all need help.”
Each L'Arche community throughout the world is responsible for its own administration and funding. The communities in Ireland only receive between 75% and 80% government funding. The balance must be raised through fundraising, donations, gifts and partnerships with corporate and religious partners.
Individuals can support us by organising their own events such as coffee mornings or community based events such as table quiz or race night. Alternatively you could request donations to L'Arche Ireland instead of birthday or wedding gifts. For the adventurous type, you can take on one of the many organised events around the country such as Run A Muck / Hell and Bank / Dublin City Marathon / Belfast Marathon the list of events are long and varied so no doubt you will find a challenge that appeals to you.
Legacy planning - what will your legacy be? When you are drawing up your Will we ask you to please consider L'Arche Ireland as a beneficiary. Naturally you will want to leave your loved ones financially secure but after doing so why not consider leaving some of your overall estate to L'Arche who will ensure that posthumously you are improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. For more details check out www.mylegacy.ie
We welcome partnerships of all descriptions. Whether you are a small local business hoping to make a difference within your own community or a large multi national seeking to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibilities on a national basis we would be delighted to help you achieve your goals while maintaining and improving the service we provide to our Core Members.
Given our history, our ethos and our ambition to fulfil the vision of Jean Vanier we share similar Charism with many religious orders in Ireland. We would see great benefit in collaborating with Religious partners in helping them improve the lives of those with disabilities who face isolation within modern society.
If you want to support our work please contact us