Fast food chain Leon has announced a charity partnership with Dublin Simon Community, which will see the company donate 25c for every tea or coffee served in a keep cup.
Leon, based in Crown Alley in Temple Bar, will work with Dublin Simon Community to raise funds and awareness to combat the homeless crisis in Ireland. Leon and Dublin Simon Community have chosen to launch at Dublin Pride 2019, to help shine a light on homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community.
As well as donating 25c to every hot beverage sold in a keep cup, Leon will also offer 25c off tea and coffee to customers who bring in a reusable cup.
To celebrate the partnership between Leon & Simon this Pride, Leon will be offering a special Pride breakfast deal where customers can get any porridge pot, egg pot or muffin along with tea or coffee for €5.50, with 15% of sales going to Dublin Simon Community. Additionally, across the whole weekend, 15% of all LOVe Burger sales will also go to Dublin Simon Community.
On parade day (Saturday the 29th of June), customers can get their faces painted for free and chat with members of Dublin Simon Community to find out how they can get involved.
Managing Director of Leon Ireland, Stuart Fitzgerald, said: “We hope that in a small way Leon can help support the work of the Dublin Simon Community. We are asking people to drop into our Temple Bar restaurant on Pride weekend to celebrate and to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against homelessness.”
Brian Ingarfield from Dublin Simon Community said: “As we continue to see people turning to us for help, the support from Leon and their customers is increasingly vital as we help people move to a safe and secure place, they can call home.”