Clonmel councillor Joe Leahy is asking members of the public to donate any good quality clothes or household items they may no longer require, to local charity shops and charities such as Vincent de Paul.
Cllr Leahy is encouraging people to bring their unwanted items to local charities rather than leaving bags outside their own doors to be collected by other Agencies.
“I would be wary about leaving bags of items out for collection”, says Cllr Leahy.
“While some of these Agencies are undoubtedly genuine, the true identity and purpose of others can be unclear, as seen from recent television programmes. Leaflet drops advertising these agencies are taking place, often during the hours of darkness, requesting that clothing be left outside on a particular day.
However, there is rarely a contact number on these leaflets and even when there is, it is seldom possible to make contact to verify their true identity. By donating clothes and household items to local charity shops and organisations such as St Vincent de Paul, we can support our own local community in these difficult economic times” said the Clonmel-based Councillor.