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RIAI Architects Raise Over 42,000 Euro for Homeless in Simon Open Door Event

Published: Monday, May 13, 2013

The RIAI fundraiser Simon Open Door - a joint initiative between the RIAI and the Simon Communities - has raised a staggering €42,470. On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, architects around the country opened their offices for free with 833 consultations taking place. All architects were giving their time for free, while members of the public paid a €50 donation to Simon. Consultations also took place at IKEA and in the RIAI offices on Merrion Square, Dublin.

With an increased number of people having to stay in their current homes due to financial constraints, architects can help people to create a home that will continue to work for them for many years to come. Simon Open Door is an ideal opportunity to meet with a registered architect.Dermot Bannon, an RIAI registered architect and TV presenter of RTÉ’s Room to Improve said: “The Simon Open Door campaign allows architects to use their talents to help raise awareness and money for the most vulnerable of our society”. “Engaging an architect in your project will save you time and money. A consultation with an architect can open up a range of options and give you the chance to discuss the most economic and appropriate design for your requirements.”

Following this year's weekend, nearly 5,500 people have taken part in this very successful fundraising initiative for Simon with over €340,000 raised for the charity over the years.

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