The CARI Helpline Appeal

Summer 2023


The CARI Helpline is open Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

We are the first point of contact and support for concerns about child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour.

It costs over €85,000 a year to run the CARI Helpline but we get no funding for the service. So please sign up to our Helpline Appeal to raise essential funds for the CARI Helpline Service*.


3 Ways you could contribute to the CARI Helpline Appeal

Step 2

Keep it Simple:

Donate directly to the CARI Helpline Appeal, all donations are very welcome.

Step 2

Raise the Bar:

Sign up to our fundraiser and organise a fundraising event .. here’s some ideas

Step 3


Make a company donation or ask the company you work for to contribute.


You can also contribute directly from your mobile phone.

Just text HELPING to 50300 to donate €4.

Your donations will help us continue to:

Support Parents & Families

Support parents who have concerns about or are affected by child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour. They need information, advice, support and reassurance to navigate their situation.

Support Professionals

Support professionals seeking help in dealing with child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour. We offer information and advice to social workers, teachers, Gardaí, solicitors and other professionals

Support children

 Respond to young people who call us  in despair and don’t know who to turn to. They can share their  feelings and fears in safety and anonymity. We guide them towards the help and support they need.

protecting families

The Fundraising Concept

We are looking for 85 people to raise €1,000 each.

That would generate a total of €85,000

This is the cost of running our Helpline Service for 1 year.

We realise this is a BIG ASK, but we’ll help you reach your €1k milestone:

You will get our fundraising toolkit when you sign up.

We will support your fundraising efforts on our social media channels.

This campaign is backed by leading figures like Irish rugby player, Eimear Considine; leading Tipperary businessman & former hurler, Tony Delaney, who was sexually abused at age 11; author & child abuse survivor, Aisling Creegan; and sex trafficking survivor & influencer, Destiny. They’ll help us spread the word.

We will also be promoting this campaign to the media around the country, including print media and local radio stations. We already have the support of our media partner, Live95fm, who will be pulling out all the stops to promote this fundraising campaign on the airwaves.


Take part in the CARI Helpline Fundraising

You can sign up here before 31st July and we’ll send you a CARI T-shirt.

You will also be directed to our fundraising toolkit with full details of what to do and how to do it.


Your Social Media

It would be very helpful if you could give us links to your social media accounts so we can share any posts you set in connection with the CARI Helpline Appeal. Please only include these links if you are happy for us to share your posts. Adding these links is optional.
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We, CARI Foundation, will not share your personal information with any third parties. See our privacy statement.


Last year, CARI provided over 2,800 hours of therapy services to children, teenagers and families affected by child sexual abuse.

We can increase those hours to help more children this year with your help.

Your support has a real and positive impact on the lives of children and teenagers coping with the trauma of sexual abuse.

If you have any questions on taking part in the Helpline Appeal please contact Emma Walsh on 061-582224 or email

©The CARI Foundation 2023

National HQ: CARI House, Ennis Road, Limerick, V94 YV80
Dublin Centre: Block 5 Ground Floor, Airvista Office Park, Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 A3X2
SE Centre: 3 Rowe Street Upper, Ferrybank South, Wexford Y35 E2CK

Tel: 061 582224 | 01 8308529 | 0818 924567 | CHY 9491 | Charity Reg Number 20023751