Back Row: Ella Griffin, Community Associate at ROW; Teresa Dineen, and Eileen Simpson from Rebel Wheelers, Pádraic Vallely, CEO of Cork Foundation, and Aisling Waldon, Community Associate at ROW, Front Row: Conor Simpson, TJ Lotty and Miriam Lotty from Rebel Wheelers at the launch of Cork’s second #HackforGood2 Picture: Michael O'Sullivan/OSM Photo

A Cork based company Republic of Work have partnered with the Cork Foundation to give a helping hand to a number of good causes.
Through #Hackforgood2 the group are offering to help 5 Cork based charities tell their story and develop or enhance their online presence.
“Republic of Work were delighted to be involved in Hack for Good back in May and look forward to #HackForGood 2 this October. There was enormous support shown by Cork businesses, especially the development/design agencies and freelance community that got involved to give back to Cork communities” commented Frank Brennan, General Manager of REPUBLIC OF WORK
Applications are now open for charities and social enterprises to be selected for the online makeover. Charities, Companies or individuals interested in taking part can apply online: https://goo.gl/forms/Wi84XbCyrgZEtlzN2 or email: laura.hallissey@corkfoundation.com
The prize pack worth €40,000 includes the assistance of a voluntary team of graphic / web designers, marketer’s and programmers.
Cork Foundation is the moral voice for many of the region’s corporations which is helping to power community enterprise, connecting local and international donors to social enterprise projects in the community.
Earlier this year over 50 volunteers from the tech sector gave 24hours of their time for free as part of the first #Hackforgood event.
Down Syndrome Cork, Helping Hands Homeless Action group (part of the PATH Trust), Cork D.A.W.G, Rebel Wheelers and Bench Warmers Cork all benefited from the 24 hour make over.
On Friday 13 October the team will select another five worthy Cork causes to help with getting them online, develop new content, logos and branding, while giving advice how to recruit the skills needed for online, on a budget.
Padraic Vallely CEO of Cork Foundation said “We are calling on projects across Cork city and County to apply for this unique opportunity to enhance and develop an online presence. Applications are now open, so get hacking and get giving”
If you want to enter your group, or know of a charity close to your heart which would benefit from an online makeover you can apply online: https://goo.gl/forms/Wi84XbCyrgZEtlzN2 or email: laura.hallissey@corkfoundation.com
Supporting Cork City and County’s social economy is not just limited to the Marketing and Tech sector, you can text FRIEND to 50300 to donate €4 which will be divided equally among the five selected charities.

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