If the youth cafe project does not proceed forwhatever reason, monies will be retained by YWCA and used to advance its main charitable objective (details availabl on request).
Coolnagreina has exciting plans to turn one of our old houses (the former 'manhouse' facing Trafalgar Road) into a youth cafe.
January 2018 - Planning permission granted!
The vision is to have a safe space for youth aged 12-18, where they can connect with friends over pizza and an ice-cold smoothie. It will be a place of trust where young people will be able to access help and support. The space will become a hub where young people can express themselves through, art and music and find real conversation, with a focus on life and Christian faith.
The house needs to be renovated and the design will be steered by local youth. The overall project is expected to cost €128,000. To date (March 2018) we have raised €74,000 towards our goal (includes own reserves) so we need a further €54,000 to commence renovation.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS EXCITING PROJECT.
If you would like more details, a walk through the house, or if you would like to contribute to the fund, please use the PayPal Donate link below on this page, or call Jonathan Ellis (Coolnagreina's director) on +353 1 287 4221 to talk through further.
Coolnagreina is part of the YWCA of Ireland (registered charity number 20006204) and has served the community since 1893 with an ethos founded on the desire to share the Christian faith. If you are an EU citizen and would like to contribute, please use the PayPal Donate link below on this page. If you are a US citizen, you can contribute through Taylor University, Indiana in which case donations may be tax-deductible for individuals and corporations filing and paying taxes in the USA, to the extent allowable by law. Donations in the US should be marked YWCA Youth Cafe and sent to Taylor marked for the attention of Laura key in Donor Services.