At Crowe we are very aware of our Corporate Social Responsibility. We are committed to giving back to the community we work and live in.
Crowe’s CSR mission statement is to “Create opportunities for our staff to make a difference to communities locally and nationally”, and with the range of fundraising and volunteering activities undertaken by partners and staff in recent years, we are certainly trying to live up to that goal.
Over the last few years we have partnered with a range of charities and below is a snapshot of our staff CSR activities.
Crowe chooses LauraLynn as 2019 charity partner
Staff have chosen LauraLynn as the firm’s main 2019 charity partner. A wide range of fundraising, volunteering and awareness raising activities have been participated in. Staff competed in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, Hell & Back, organised on-street collections, Bake sales, raffles and volunteered on-site at the Hospice in Leopardstown.
Christmas 2018 campaign supporting NCBI and people with sight loss
As part of our 2018 CSR programme, Crowe staff have been working with NCBI to provide their support for people experiencing sight loss in Ireland.
In the weeks running up to Christmas, staff have volunteered to record a range of children’s short stories to add to the growing NCBI library. Staff choose to record a collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde and stories from “Enchanted Journeys” an anthology of fifty years of Irish writing for children.
Click here to see an interactive case study with samples of the different stories recorded by Crowe employees.
Crowe chooses Depaul as 2018 charity partner
We are delighted to support Depaul Ireland as our charity partner for 2018. Staff chose to work specifically with the local Depaul hostel at Little Britain Street this year after supporting the hostel through the seasonal “Presents for All” initiative in 2016 and 2017.
Our staff planned a number of different volunteering and fundraising initiatives between June and October 2018, raising over €10,000 to provide the much needed support for the Little Britain Street hostel.
Watch our video showing our staff fundraising & volunteering for Depaul Ireland
One of the volunteering projects involved Crowe staff volunteering their personal time over the summer months to design and paint a range of murals and special artworks throughout the Little Britain Street hostel. These artworks will be co-developed with the services users of the hostel to draw from their personal memories and experiences. Read more about the project here.
A number of fundraising initiatives were also planned. Crowe staff raised sponsorship money by taking part in the 2018 Woman’s Mini Marathon in June 2018 and there was also fundraising by participating in the Great Dublin Bike Ride and the Depaul annual Raft Race against Homelessness, which took place in September 2018 in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.
Proud to support St. Andrews Resource Centre, Dublin 2.
Our 2017 charity partner was the wonderful local community resource centre St. Andrews on Pearse Street, Dublin2.
St. Andrews was initially a school for over eighty years before being converted into resource centre serving the local parishes of Westland Row and City Quay. They offer invaluable support to young and old in an ever-expanding role in the life of the community it continues to serve
Staff organised a programme of activities to help fundraise for this vital community resource, including:
- Tag rugby match between staff and alumni
- A ‘Big Bake Sale’ in Trinity College Dublin
- A Crowe team participated in the Great Dublin Bike Ride
- Painting a community mural at St. Andrews
We raised over €8,000 to help the centre continue its vital work supporting the communities of Westland Row and City Quay.
Fundraising each year for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day campaign
Crowe is delighted to join each year with UCD RFC to help raise funds for the fight against cancer. As the official club sponsor of UCD Rugby we enjoy partnering with players and coaches from the club to fundraise on the UCD campus for this vital cause. Have a look at our video celebrating our sixth season as the official club sponsor.
We are delighted to have helped raise over €10,000 in the 2019 appeal.
Supporting the annual Depaul ‘Presents for All’ Christmas Appeal.
Each year our people generously contribute care packages to support the local Depaul shelter for the homeless at Little Britain Street, Dublin 7. The initiative aims to ensure that every man, woman and child who uses Depaul’s homeless services receives a gift at Christmas and it is a very important annual charity initiative for our staff.
Other local and national charities our staff has supported include: ActionAid bake sale each Christmas, organised staff blood drives each quarter, Mellon Educate among others.