The Millennial of the Year is an annual national fundraising competition which will raise €100,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland’s EmployAbility Programme.
Over 100 of Ireland’s most promising millennials are challenged to earn at least €1000 in whatever style they wish. Every €1000 earned by a competitor will go directly towards employing a fellow Millennial with Down Syndrome.
The fundraising events and endeavours of competitors will be judged by a committee of 10 famous Irish celebrities who will be awarding millennials in a number of award categories.
Among the award categories is the title of ‘Millennial of the Year’ which will be presented by Ministers of State to the individual who innovatively raises the most awareness and funds for Down Syndrome Ireland.
All awards will be presented at Ireland’s most prestigious red-carpet event, The Millennial Ball, on the 24th November at the Mansion House. Each person who successfully fundraises in the Millennial of the Year competition will be invited as distinguished guests.
Each €1000 earned by a competitor in the Millennial of the Year fundraising competition, will go directly towards employing a fellow Millennial with Down Syndrome.
By fundraising for (DSI) Down Syndrome Ireland’s EmployAbility programme, you will be ensuring young adults find the meaningful work they deserve. DSI trans and educates people in specific employment roles to help them realise their ambitions of finding a job, participating in society and living an independent life.
The millennial generation are removing a culture which shoves people with disabilities into a corner, and transforming society by raising money to integrate fellow millennials with down syndrome into the employment community. Not only does employment increase the value to society of young adults with down syndrome, it reduces the risk of depressions, dementia and early Alzheimer’s.
This integration is a clear demonstration of a new future being created by a new kind; the millennials.