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Help us buy the DYS building!

€1,090 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 25 days
Created November 14, 2018
Donegal Youth Service
We are asking the local community to please help us buy our building which has recently come up for sale.  The funds need to be raised just before Christmas, which is why we are asking for a Christmas Miracle.

Lorraine Thompson, DYS Regional Director said “If Donegal Youth Service are successful in buying the building, it will be a community asset for this generation and for generations to come.   Our door is always open to young people, and a permanent base in the heart of Letterkenny would give security and stability for all of the young people of Donegal.” 

We are concerned for our future.  We are concerned about rent hikes, and we will be at the mercy of any future landlords.  A permanent space would mean we can expand, and that we can continue to grow to meet demand.  To always be where young people expect us to be in the town.  When we buy the building we will open a more accessible ground floor unit.

A donation towards the building is a donation that will stay in our community.  It will benefit generations of young people in Donegal. It will benefit all of us.  Together we can make a difference and do something great.  We work with young people the length and breadth of the county. 

Our building on the Port Road is home to many of our projects, as well as the base for our outreach work.  It’s home to Daybreak, which was recently a National Finalist in the first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards, The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, LOFT (Learning Opportunities For Teens), BreakOut (LGBTI+ Project), Youth Talk Donegal (mental health support service), Youthscape, Reactiv8/2, Worldwide Voices, Donegal Youth Council, Community Employment, Young Carers, and the Youth Outreach Project.  Last year over 11,500 young people engaged with the service throughout the county.

It’s a space that’s a home away from home, a space for young people to learn, to grow, to make friends, to reach their own individual potential, to be supported, and to be heard.  A space that supports their mental and emotional health. A place just for them. It’s all of that and more, and can continue to be for generations of our young people if we can buy it.

So we are asking you, our community, to please get behind us and help us to buy our building.  You can help by either making a donation, or by running a fundraiser online or offline, as well as sharing it with your friends.  With our community behind us, we know a Christmas Miracle is possible.

Please contact us if you can run a fundraiser.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Donegal Youth Service are an energetic and contemporary youth organisation meeting the needs of young people countywide.  For more information contact 074 91 29630, visit  www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or find DYS on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.  Donegal Youth Service are a registered charity.  Charity No. CHY 15027.
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Happy Tuesday everyone! We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you, you wonderful people. Thanks to your incredible generosity we have raised over €2500!

We made a little lip-sync movie to try and spread a little festive spirit. We hope you enjoy it!

We will keep you all updated with how things are going.

Thanks again from all of us here at Donegal Youth Service!
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€1,090 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 25 days
Created November 14, 2018
Donegal Youth Service
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