LGBT Ireland collaborate with ShareJoy for Pride month Fundraiser.
LGBT Ireland are proud to partner with ShareJoy this June to highlight the importance of mental health supports and to raise much needed funding.
ShareJoy was founded during the pandemic to support the mental health of young people following the loss of 23-year-old Irish woman Arwen Sullivan in the initial weeks of lockdown in 2020. Arwen loved fashion and understood the importance of sustainability. ShareJoy wants to ensure that young people and their families get the support and resources needed to navigate the social and economic consequences that the pandemic is having on youth mental health.
Millions of euro worth of clothing is sitting dormant in our wardrobes, and ShareJoy want to leverage the power of pre-loved fashion in the circular economy to raise funds and reinforce the third sector while also using technology in a positive and purpose driven way that is focused on time well spent.
As part of the ShareJoy Pride edit, icons of our time such as politician and activist Katherine Zappone, Eurovision star Lesley Roy, Poet and performer Felicia Olunsanya, Youtube and sustainable activist Keelin Moncrieff and fashion designer Eamon McGill amongst others have opened their wardrobe and are putting much cherished items of clothing up for sale to raise funds for LGBT Ireland.
The items range from a Vivienne Westwood pleated skirt and an Eamonn McGill designed Kerry dress to a Vakko Sport jacket and a Kamala Harris t-shirt, something for every occasion over Pride month.
ShareJoy will also be running a series of Instagram Lives over the month with LGBT Ireland staff and volunteers to discuss the various aspects of work undertaken by LGBT Ireland such as our support services, the Champions training programme and ongoing advocacy work.
All of the ShareJoy listings can be found over on depop.com/ShareJoy, donations can be made to support youth mental health at sharejoy.ie or LGBT.ie