In these times of great uncertainty the world’s most vulnerable need us more than ever. We know that many of the people who we walk with are at a disadvantage. Many are without access to education and health services. This pandemic will challenge our vulnerable communities more than they have ever been challenged. 

Through our work, Edmund Rice Foundation constantly witnesses these people demonstrate compassion, kindness and generosity to those around them, even though each day is a battle waged for survival. These people continually demonstrate a sense of spirit, community and inspiring resilience. Please keep our vulnerable communities in your thoughts and prayers. They need our support. 

Our commitment at Edmund Rice Foundation is to work harder than ever before to ensure our programs can sustain the life-changing opportunities and services they provide. 

We also know that many of our friends and supporters will not escape this situation unscathed and we are also here if you need us. In times like these the spirit of community has never been more significant.

Bren Arkinstall, CEO

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Best Foot Forward 2021

We’re asking for your help so that SHE can put HER best foot forward.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified.

The opportunity to gain education and skills is the key to HER long-term empowerment.

Our goal is to raise $150,000 in 24 hours on the 12th November 2021, so that disadvantaged women and girls can have access to opportunity through education.

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