A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters who make it possible for us to continue our work creating young environmentalists, empowering children, their families, schools and communities.

How our supporters make Picker Pals possible

  • AIB’s multi-year financial support has so far facilitated the Picker Pals programme in 120 classrooms around the country
  • AIB ran an internal environmental webinar for employees featuring the Picker Pals programme
  • Funded the development of the Picker Pals puppet shows on Picker Pals TV.
  • eShopWorld have made it possible for us to send Picker Packs to schools all over Ireland
  • eShopWorld employees have initiated litter-picking in their local area
  • eShopWorld’s graduate programme has engaged with Picker Pals to make the programme part of the corporate furniture for employees and their families
  • Enabled the development of Picker Pals TV shows to over 6,000 children all over Ireland
  • Paid for the print costs for all of the Picker Pals Funbooks in 2020-21
  • Equipped 100 of our unique Picker Packs containing litter-picking equipment
  • Sky Head Office are using their Picker Packs internally, going out litter-picking and making a local impact
  • Adopted Picker Pals as part of their Sky Cares programme
  • Sky parents’ group have engaged with Picker Pals allowing Sky families to play their part.
  • Facilitated the Picker Pals programme in 10 schools in Kildare
  • Ran an internal environmental webinar for employees
  • Supported the development of Picker Pals TV calls to 54 classrooms
  • Offered Picker Pals as a volunteer activity to all employees as part of their volunteer programme
  • Supported the development of Picker Pals’ social media strategy
  • Enabled the printing of the Picker Pals reader “Picker Power
  • Our first corporate sponsor who believed in us from the beginning
  • Brought Picker Pals to 20 schools in Dublin
  • Provided networking advice and support to the programme
  • Chosen as corporate citizenship initiative through two consecutive yearly donations
  • Enabled two schools to participate in the Picker Pals programme
  • Running a promotion for Picker Pals within their app
  • Chose Picker Pals as their Charity of the Month
  • Enabled a local school to participate in the Picker Pals programme
  • Hosted a virtual environmental workshop featuring Picker Pals

Voice are the Picker Pals partners in Ireland and have facilitated the roll-out of the programme since 2019. VOICE is a member-based Irish environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. VOICE advocates for the government and the corporate sector to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours, and for the development of strong national policies on waste and water issues.

The Rediscover Fashion team has been working with Picker Pals to create their Picker Pack bags for schools. The Rediscover Fashion team made the Picker Pack bags from discarded boat sails. The sails are an ideal material to use for this project as it is strong and durable. Reusing the sails and making them into the bags has prevented the material from being sent to landfill.

Our supporters’ own words speak most powerfully of their
reasons for enabling Picker Pals to reach their goals…
‘We truly believe in the power of education to transform lives, inspire progress, and make a difference in society. Picker Pals shares that vision, by creating engaging learning resources that raise awareness of the very real environmental issues facing our world today, and encouraging people to take action. We’re excited to ‘be a pal,’ and support this valuable initiative.’
Christine Richardson
Corporate Communications, Oxford University Press
“As part of our global CSR Programme, ESW is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which we live and work. Our support for Picker Pals is aligned to this objective in terms of both community support for our schools but more broadly to empowering meaningful change to the damage caused by litter.”
John Bell
Training Coordinator of Enterprise Learning Solutions, eShopWorld
"I am delighted to endorse Picker Pals. We introduced the initiative into 20 schools in Fingal. The children and their families were so excited to take part. It is a very clever model for teaching civic pride, really good for getting families engaged in their community and helping out to tackle littering."
Sinead Fox
Environmental Awareness Officer, Fingal County

Picker Pals is also grateful to receive funding from the following local authorities.