Barnardos children’s charity is asking people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts 10 months ago

Barnardos children’s charity is asking people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts

Drowning in fluffy socks, cuddly toys, toasters and ties?

Christmas is a time of gifting – the problem? Many of us will end up with gifts we don't need – and many even with gifts we don't even like.

But this year, instead of stuffing them into your wardrobes or shelves or kitchen presses, how about re-gifting them back to Barnados – knowing they will help the charity with the work they do for children and their families across Ireland?

Right now, knowing so many of us are trying to make room for all our new stuff among our old stuff, Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the public to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to their shops. And so whether it is a jumper a size too small or a book you already have, it can be donated to one of Barnardos shops and will be greatly welcomed by the staff.

Barnardos has seven shops around the country, located in Dublin (Dalkey, Clondalkin, Kilbarrack and Dun Laoghaire) Carlow, Cork and Wexford that are accepting donations.

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If you donate your unwanted gifts to Barnardos this January, your donation will not only help strengthen sustainability in the marketplace – but also go a long way towards supporting children and families throughout 2022.

“In each of our shops you will find anything from clothes, shoes, accessories and children’s items to household goods, explains Bernadette Harrington, Barnardos Shops Manager.

"If you received anything that was too small, too big or just not right for your home we will gladly find a home for it in our shop. The funds brought in from each donated item will go directly towards our work with just under 18,000 children and families in communities across the country, so it really will be the gift that keeps on giving.

“There is something for everyone in Barnardos shops and donations of unwanted gifts, big or small, are always welcome! “

If you wish to donate any unwanted gifts this year, you will find your nearest shop and its opening hours here.