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 towww.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