Irish Charity Shops Association

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Find a Clothing or Book Bank near you and make your donation to a registered
ICSA member charity  
If you are a charity shop customer, want to make a donation, work in a charity shop or just want to find out more about charity shops and what we do, then you'll find more information here.
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Last updated: 30th January 2015

Latest News

IWA shop featured in local press and SpokeOut

14, January, 2015
IWA Dungarvan

Give and get back - IWA charity shops are popular hunting grounds for frugal fashion-hunters & furniture up-cyclers, and with one man's trash another man's treasure, they enable you to use your unwanted possessions to support others in your local community. Joanna Marsden reports in the Waterford Press.
Also featured in the quarterly IWA magazine SpokeOut. The feature concentrated on one of the IWA Charity Shops in Waterford and the difference it makes to supporting local services provided by the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Read full article
here


"Knickers Model's Own" year of charity clothes

14, January, 2015
Caroline Jones

A woman whose mother died of breast cancer is to wear charity shop outfits every day for a year in her memory. Caroline Jones's mother Mary Benson had volunteered in the Cancer Research UK shop in Harpenden, Hertfordshire for 13 years. She died in October, aged 72.
Ms Jones, 46, said "other than her pants" she will get her look from the store's "treasure trove". She hopes her 
Knickers Model's Own campaign will encourage others to visit charity shops. A good idea for charity shops in Ireland?
Read full article here


£3540 windfall for UK charity shop?

19, November, 2014
Windfall at charity shop

A mystery donor has left thousands of pounds outside a charity shop in Exeter, which hopes it will be able to keep the money. Hospiscare is hoping that the £3,540, left in two carrier bags outside the store in Cowick Street on Monday night, 10 November, is a generous donation.
The manager was amazed and immediately contacted the police who are looking after the wads of £20 used notes. This sum would provide almost a whole week of 24 hour wrap-around care in our hospice from our doctors and nurses.  If it's intended for us, and it's not claimed, it would be a huge boost to our work. Glynis Atherton, Hospicecare CEO

Read full article here


Happy Hallowe'en!

24, October, 2014
Halloween

Hallowe'en Event at Vincent's in Bray.

Saturday 25th October 
20% off regular stock and treats for the kids!

Unit 4 Southpoint, Main Street Bray Co Wickow. More info...


Declutter and support a worthwhile cause

24, September, 2014
logo 2014

Declutter for All  - Ireland's third National Declutter Day takes place on Saturday 27th September. As well as supporting your favourite charity and helping the environment, this unique event also promotes the many personal benefits of decluttering.  
Donating to charity is a feel-good exercise and a great way to extend the life of your unloved items. The official charity partners for National Declutter Day 2014 are Enable Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Irish Cancer Society, Gorta-Self Help Africa and DEBRA Ireland. Your donations will go a long way to support the work of these worthy causes. Check with your charity in advance to see what's being accepted and drop items directly to your local charity shop after decluttering. Download the press release 
here or go to www.nationaldeclutterday.ie