Bogus collectors are a menace. Thursday's RTE Prime Time programme 'Riches From
Rags' clearly showed the murky world in which these Bogus
Collectors operate, but the public can be sure that when they
donate to ICSA members they are supporting legitimate charities
that will make the most of their donation.
Paul Hughes, spokesperson for the Irish Charity Shops
Association (ICSA) said "the public need to know that when they
donate clothes, it is the charity that benefits most and not some
commercial operator. Five of our members operate clothes banks;
Enable Ireland, Oxfam, St. Vincent de Paul, NCBI and Liberties
Recycling. All of the profits that these registered charities
generate go to support the most marginalised people in society." To
find a clothing or book bank near you go to www.icsa.ie/clothing-and-book-banks/
for an interactive map of banks nationwide.
For more information Download the Beat the Bogus
Collectors Press Release here