We’re excited to announce that OFFSET are helping to produce children’s book to be released Christmas 2019 to raise money to fight homelessness.
Written by Shane O’Brien and Stephen Rogers, it will feature the talents of amazing Irish illustrators including Kevin Waldron, Fatti Burke, Sheena Dempsey, Peter Donnelly, Steve McCarthy, Fuchsia McAree, Chris Haughton, Ale Mercado, Steve Doogan, Steve Simpson and more to be announced.
“How will Santa Find Us” tells the story of a little girl and her younger brother who lose their home in the week before Christmas. We follow their family as they are moved from place to place in an effort to find somewhere to stay. All the while their parents try and distract the kids form the reality of their situation by taking them on a journey through their imaginations. Each page will be drawn by a different Irish illustrator – their individual styles bringing to life the imaginations of the children running wild.
Homelessness in Ireland is now at crisis levels, with the number of homeless people climbing over 10,000 for the first time this year, including some 3,800 homeless children. This project is a means of response from the Irish creative community – to raise awareness, create empathy among Irish children and to raise funds to help provide vital homeless services.
We will be announcing our charity partnership soon, and will also be seeking partnerships with publishers and printers. If you are able to help or wish to get involved, please contact Bren@iloveoffset.com.