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Age Action needs your unwanted Christmas gifts

Published 02/01/2014

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Age Action is appealing to the public to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to us this festive season, to provide desperately needed funds for our work with older people. 

“We all get gifts that are not suitable,” Age Action spokesman Gerard Scully said. “Whether it is a jumper or blouse, a piece of jewellery or a DVD, rather than leave it sitting in the bottom of the wardrobe for the next 12 months, please consider donating it to an Age Action shop.”

“We can transform an unwanted gift into much needed funds which will enable us continue our work with some of Ireland’s most vulnerable older people.”

Fund raising is one of the greatest challenges facing Age Action in the coming 12 months, and our three charity shops provide a vital source of income.  “For the last seven years the general public has responded so generously to our unwanted Christmas gift appeal,” Mr Scully said. “Despite the recession, people continued to donate to our shops throughout the year.  We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated or purchased items at our shops during 2013.  They provide vital funding for Age Action’s work.”

There are a limited number of goods which the shops cannot accept.  These include food, perishable items, alcohol and toys which do not have the CE mark.

Unwanted gifts are being accepted at our shops at 30/31 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, The Curiosity Shop
Unit 5, St Helen's Court, Lower George's Street, Dun Laoghaire, and 31 Glaslough Street, Monaghan. The shops   reopen at 10am on January 2.  For enquiries email info@ageaction.ie or phone 01-4756989.

 

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