The hotline number will be featured on the riders' delivery bags.
Deliveroo has partnered up with Women's Aid to support the National Hotline this summer. Their hotline number will be printed on their riders' delivery bags in order to raise awareness for those in need. The 24/7 hotline offers support, information, and understanding to Irish women suffering from domestic violence, as well as family members, friends, and other support systems for victims.
During 2020, the number of people reaching out to the hotline increased by 43% in the midst of the pandemic.
Deliveroo is also hosting an in-app fundraiser for Women's Aid by teaming up with restaurant partners. Anyone ordering will have the option to donate either 50 cent, €1, €2, or €5 at checkout. 100% of these donations will go towards the Women's Aid National Hotline. These restaurants include Zambrero, Chopped, Sano, Sprezzatura, Umi Falafel, Oak Fire Pizza, Jump Juice, Chimac, V-Face, and Meltdown.
Zambrero, who were the former employers of Ashling Murphy, said this of the partnership:
"We lost a beloved and much valued member of the ZamFam this year when Ashling Murphy’s life was tragically stolen from her. Since then, we have been looking for ways to support organisations that combat violence against women in its many forms. When Deliveroo approached us about this initiative we lept at the opportunity to use our platform to help raise money for Women's Aid."
CEO of Women's Aid Sarah Benson says:
"We are heartened to see Deliveroo take this call to action seriously by shining a spotlight on the Women’s Aid services through their rider network and we are so grateful to their restaurants and customers who are helping raise essential funds for Women’s Aid so we can continue delivering our vital services."
If these restaurants aren't local to you but you wish to donate, you can do so HERE. The number for their hotline is 1800 341 900 if you are in need of their services.
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