By supporting Irish charity shops either through donation or purchase of goods, you can be sure that you are helping the environment and raising valuable funds for legitimate charities. However if you cannot take your items to a charity shop or the shop cannot accept it (e.g. a large piece of furniture) then you can find a new home for it through FreeTrade - Finding new homes for unwanted items is a free national service where householders and businesses throughout Ireland can pick up and pass on quality items such as home and office furniture, baby goods, electronics, DIY / construction materials and tools, sports equipment, musical instruments, toys, gardening accessories and motoring items.