How To Donate
You’ve done a de-clutter and have a pile of pre-loved gems you no longer need. They are ready for another life but you don’t know what to do with them. Here is all you need to know about how and what to donate to a charity shop.
All charity shops love good quality pre-loved clothing; women’s, men’s and children’s plus footwear and accessories.
Most charity shops accept small items of furniture with some shops specialising in all types of furniture. Most will offer a collection and delivery service.
Homeware, Toys & Books
Your unwanted homeware, kitchenware and knick knacks can all find a new home through your local charity shop. Most shops also accept toys and books.
Barnardos Bridal Rooms
Winners of our Online Presence of the Year Award 2022 for the second year running!
Say I do to… Brand New, Gorgeous Wedding Dresses at a Fraction of their High Street Price
We offer a beautiful range of brand new bridal gowns, brand new bridal accessories and a personal and professional appointment based service. The dresses have been donated by top bridal retailers, wholesalers and designers. By appointment only.
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Clare Haven Horizons
Winners of the Shop Window of the Year Award 2022
Our spacious charity stores provide the ultimate high end, pre-loved shopping experience in one location with free parking. A wide range of quality used fashion, & accessories; furniture, home-ware; linens; books, toys; unused gifts and lots more. Our annual Christmas shop is an all-time favourite filled to the brim with all your Christmas needs.
We depend on the generosity of our donors to provide us with a continuous supply of the quality used items listed above so that our customers can shop to stop abuse and support sustainable retail. All proceeds support the domestic abuse services of Clare Haven Services as well as the development of programs aimed at ending relationship abuse by Haven Horizons.
Never Too Old Charity Shop
Winners of our Shop Team of the Year Award 2022
The ‘Never Too Old’ Charity Shop was opened in July 2012. It is entirely run by local volunteers so 100% of the profits go directly to the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre (CDDCC). The Shop is located behind the Arches Hotel in Claregalway in the Cois Chlair Complex.
We welcome any donations you are willing to give, such as clothing, furniture, bric a brac, books, craft supplies and anything thing else you can think of! Please note we are unable to accept electrical goods.
Volunteers are also very welcome! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please see our volunteer page for more details.
Bridgid Healy – Winner of Shop Manager of the Year 2022
Bridget has a top store in the region, with the highest turnover and contribution to SVP. Bridget is a Volunteer Manager and she is in the shop 6 days a week.
What a women Bridget is and a volunteer to add. I am very proud of Vincents in Castleconnell and I am in no doubt, it would not get the results it does without the work of this amazing lady.
All Tex Recyclers Ltd, Irelands largest independently owned textile and shoe grader for worldwide export. A local company with global importance. Textile and shoe reuse is an eco-friendly solution for a sustainable future. Reduce waste, save resources, create jobs, support local communities and everyone can play a part.
Retail Integration are committed to doing everything possible to expand human potential. We do this by developing sustainable software solutions, by building a creative and diverse team and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.
Sustainability is of paramount importance for Cookstown Textile Recyclers as it helps divert clothing and shoes away from landfill, protecting the environment and providing sustainable employment in our local communities.
There is now an opportunity to globally press the ‘reset’ button, to innovatively and creatively plan for a more sustainable future.
Sustainability is a key focus for us, it’s the reason we started Haru. We believe secondhand is the future of retail for economic, environmental and social reasons.
The RFC Security Group has a strong belief in long-term sustainability which is a core pillar of our company ethos spread across all divisions of our business.
We started in 1997 with one truck, two customers and four bins. And an idea. That a company could be driven by customer service.
Impact of Charity Retail
The triple impact measures the financial, social and environmental performance of charity retail. Charity shops make money for their charities to provide services but they also have huge environmental and social benefits.
Charity retail is a great place to work. There are many diverse jobs in charity shops, warehouses and online. Click the button to find out more about working in the sector and to view the latest jobs.