GiveBack.ie is a social enterprise that aims to eradicate homelessness in Ireland. We empower socially conscious individuals to give back to Irish homelessness charities with the click of a mouse. Once you download our Google Chrome extension and make an online purchase through a supported retailer, a percentage of your total spend will be donated to Inner City Helping Homeless. Our extension works automatically in the background, you don't have to do anything differently - just shop online as you normally would, and you too can have a meaningful impact.
So download now and together let's end this crisis.
Our vision is to support the adoption of the Transitional Housing model in Ireland, a novel international strategy that empowers individuals to exit homelessness permanently. We work with Inner City Helping Homeless and Home Sweet Home to provide people facing homelessness with suitable long-term accommodation, as an alternative to the current unsustainable emergency accommodation model. We also work with these groups to empower individuals at risk of homelessness or exiting homelessness, by providing them with the support and skills they need to improve their lives.
We have partnered with over 1000 of the world's largest online retailers including Amazon, ASOS and Hotels.com. From flights to car insurance, every purchase you make can help make a difference. We're constantly growing our network of supported retailers so please check back soon for a full directory.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are we & what do we do?
GiveBack.ie was founded in 2016 by James Gallagher and Victoria Ryan-Nesbitt. In 2017 we became an Enactus DCU project and partnered with a fantastic group of students to help grow our organisation and have an even bigger impact. Our browser extension empowers individuals to tackle the homelessness crisis with every purchase. We also run weekly classes for individuals affected by homelessness, in order to upskill them in computer literacy & digital marketing skills.
- How does it work?
All you have to do is download our Google Chrome extension and it works automatically every time you shop online!
We let the retailer know that you're a 'GiveBacker' and they pass a commission back to us as part of their CSR programme, at no cost to you.
- Where does the money go?
100% is going to Inner City Helping Homeless. They are 100% volunteer run and do not receive any government funding. We cover all of our operating costs ourselves.
- What percentage of my spend gets donated?
Between 1-10% of your purchase, depending on the retailer. This does not cost you a cent extra, the retailers donate as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes.
- How can I tell how much I've raised?
Unfortunately this isn't currently possible. In order for us to respect the data privacy of our users we do not collect any personally identifiable information, so we can't tell how much you have raised individually. However we will be publishing the collective amounts raised as we reach milestones. In the future we may add this as an opt-in feature, so please reach out to us if you would like to see it!