b'HOW DID WE DELIVER FOR THE ISLAND OF IRELAND IN 2021?Donor Advised GiftsEARLY LEARNING INITIATIVEThe Early Learning Initiative is changing lives through education. A 2021 grant supported its Parent Child+ program, an innovative, home-based literacy and parenting program that strengthens families and prepares children to succeed academically. Families often live in areas that suffer from long-term problems of social deprivation, poverty, poor educational attainment and mass unemployment. Parent Child+ employs specially trained local women as Home Visitors to visit the family twice a week to teach families how to advance childrens language, literacy and numeracy skills.IMPACT:383 families were supported with 17,337 home visitsin2021.Studieshaveprovenchildrens language,behaviorandcognitiveskillshave vastly improved.DAISYHOUSE HOUSING ASSOCIATIONWomen become homeless for different reasonsdomestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual violence, addiction, ill health, relationship breakdown, loss of income and others. Daisyhouse breaks the cycle of homelessness to help women achieve independent, safe, sustainable living. The organization is using its 2021 grant for additional counselling and other special supports for clients during COVID-19 as well as the operational costs of running the service including maintenance costs.IMPACT:When I first moved into Daisyhouse Id been homeless for a few years. It was the first time I had somewhere of my own in a very long time. I also had the support and encouragement from the staff to pursue my passion for acting and writing.Elaine Ryan, Former Daisyhouse resident discussing her new career4'