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Tuesday 15 October 2019

New app to let shoppers donate to the homeless at no extra cost

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Ian Begley

Ian Begley

Two IT graduates from DCU have launched a new app to give shoppers the opportunity to donate to people in need at no extra cost to themselves.

The GiveBack.ie app enables consumers to raise funds for Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) every time they shop at one of its supported online retailers.

Co-founders James Gallagher (22), from Ratoath, Co Meath, and Victoria Ryan-Nesbitt (23), from Clondalkin, Dublin, came up with the idea after seeing the large number of rough sleepers in Dublin. Once a user downloads the app and shops online, Giveback.ie will pass on between 1pc and 10pc of the value of their purchase to the charity.

More than 1,200 retailers such as Currys PC World, Amazon and M&S have already signed up to the initiative.

Anthony Flynn of ICHH said the money raised would go toward a dedicated rehab and detox centre in Dublin.

Irish Independent

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