Gorta – the Freedom of Hunger Council of Ireland has appealed to the Irish public to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to any of their ten charity shops across Ireland - located in Cork, Dublin, Carlow, Limerick and Laois. Any items donated, no matter how big or small, are hugely appreciated. As with many organisations across the country, the charity retail sector is going through a very challenging time at present so help is urgently needed.
Maggie Dwyer, Gorta’s Fundraising and Retail Manager said, “Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, and at Gorta we have always appreciated the tremendous support from the Irish people. Now, more than ever it is important for us to receive donations so that we can continue our work eliminating hunger in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.”
She continued, “The shops accept most unwanted gifts such as CDs, DVDs, books, clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac and household goods. The exceptions are toys and electrical goods which cannot be accepted for health and safety reasons.”