Corporate Partners

Can your company help support Ireland’s hungry and homeless? Whether your business is small or large, we can tailor a partnership that is mutually beneficial and that will accommodate you and your staff. From once-off fundraising initiatives to a being year-long charity partner, you can choose a level of involvement that’s right for your business.

Become our charity partner! A partnership with us can help you to:

  • Provide fun and motivational ways to engage your staff
  • Raise the profile of your business
  • Give back to the community and help your business to build stronger relationships with your existing customers

Make MQI part of your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

For Merchants Quay Ireland the support of the business community is vital to the work we do. There are many different ways for companies of all sizes to get involved and support the work of Merchants Quay Ireland. Whether you are the company director, owner or staff member, you can help provide the invaluable support to care for Ireland’s poorest and most forgotten.

80k Challenge: Road to Recovery

Our 80k challenge offers a fun and accessible way for co-workers to connect. Staff are invited to walk 80 kilometres in one month and raise funds via JustGiving for those on their road to recovery in Ireland. 80k represents the distance between our homeless and addiction service in Dublin, and our detox and rehab service in Carlow. Teams can connect to share progress, show off their walking routes, and ultimately motivate each other while supporting vulnerable people in Ireland. We will send each brave participant a fundraising pack which includes a t-shirt, and the MQI team will be there every step of the way to support! For more information on the 80k challenge and getting started, you can contact Emma at (01) 524 0965 or email

Chef for a Day this programme is currently suspended due to COVID-19

Merchants Quay Ireland works with some of the most marginalised people in Ireland and provides over 100,000 meals per year.

In our new Riverbank Open Access Centre on Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, we have the opportunity to provide hot nourishing meals for over 200 people a day, 7 days a week. Your staff can volunteer in our Open Access, supervised by the chef and staff, and help prepare a hot meal for our clients. Volunteers will assist the chef in preparation and serving of the meals. Part of the meal can include making a dessert such as cake or biscuits as a special treat for the clients.

Charity of the Year

By adopting Merchants Quay Ireland as your company’s Charity of the Year, you can build a strong personal relationship with a charity that promises to care for Ireland’s poorest and most forgotten.

Adopting Merchants Quay Ireland as your charity partner over a period of time will help to forge a more personal relationship with us, as well as a greater understanding of the work we do. It will facilitate the time it takes for your company to get the full benefit from a sustained relationship. Merchants Quay Ireland will work to develop a programme of activities that match your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.

Corporate Giving

Corporate giving is a vital source of support to Merchants Quay Ireland. All corporate donations to Merchants Quay Ireland are eligible for tax relief at the corporate rate, reducing the actual cost of the donation. Corporate donations can be made to support any individual service you can also allocate your donation to a specific project or you can sponsor one of our Fundraising Events.

Gifts in kind

Do you have unwanted clothes or end of line stock? A ‘gift-in-kind’ donation is a great way for your company to support the work of Merchants Quay Ireland and become our charity partner. At our Riverbank drop in centre, basic care items many of us take for granted are supplied free of charge to rough sleepers. We always need the following items:

  • Men’s jocks and socks
  • Ladies underwear and socks
  • Hand and bath towels
  • Miniature ‘hotel-sized’ soaps and shampoos
  • Disposable Razors and shaving foam/gel
  • Toothbrushes / toothpaste
  • Hats, scarves and gloves for winter
  • Suntan lotion for summer

How we can work together

Merchants Quay Ireland Fundraising team will be delighted to develop a relationship with your company and to tailor a fundraising programme which will effectively benefit both MQI and your Company. We will ensure our tailor-made programme will meet your objectives and can be integrated into your plans.

If you think your company would like to be involved with Merchants Quay Ireland please contact the team on (01) 524 0139 or email

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