Have you ever noticed a crowd of people eating pizza and bopping to music on Grafton Street on a Sunday night? We bet you have.
That would be Sunday Pizza Club, a group that aims to break down the barriers between people experiencing homelessness and other members of the public by providing free pizza, tunes and general good craic in Dublin every week is looking for more help.
Every Sunday at 8.30pm, they gather in front of the Disney Shop on Grafton Street to feed homeless people pizza and be on hand for a chat.
This amazing initiative was started just over a year ago by two lads, Cormac Noonan from Meath and his friend Martin Connolly from Monaghan, who wanted to help the homeless by taking matters into their own hands.
They told the Irish Times: "Lots of people just pass by homeless people on the street each day and this can be so demoralising."
They started the club buying pizzas with their own money, but with the help of Domino’s Pizza in Rathmines and Apache Pizza in Temple Bar who are now providing pizzas for free, any money donated to the club is spent on purchasing socks, jocks, t-shirts, toiletries and anything else people experiencing homelessness may need to make their lives easier.
The group is calling out for any volunteers who either want to help out with the Sunday club, donate, or are interested in setting up their very own pizza club to help the homeless in your local town.
“We aren’t looking for any glory here, we are two average guys just trying to help out and we would encourage anyone who has some free time on Sundays to come down and help us out.”
Find out more about how you can help make a difference here, and pop on down some Sunday to join in the craic.